A Filipino teen has been arrested for killing his grandmother and eating her heart raw.
According to local reports, the incident happened in the mountain village of Barangay Tapi in Kabankalan City, The Philippines, on Tuesday morning. Nightwatchmen were called to the home of 85-year old Olivia Rapel Jalaman’s house after neighbors reported hearing the her screams for help.
Once inside, the watchmen discovered the body of Olivia, with her chest ripped open and her heart missing.
19-year old Ruben Fernandez Jalaman was in the house when the watchmen entered, and he immediately told them that he killed his grandma and consumed her heart raw. When asked why he did it, he simply replied, ‘Trip ya lang (It was a trip).’
Ruben was arrested and taken to the police station … and the answer he gave to all the questions cops asked him was the same: ‘Trip ya lang.’
Officers say Ruben will be subjected to psychiatric examinations to determine his mental health state.