The Glaudia Schnelli Case
December 3, 2010, Glaudia's lifeless bloodied body was found by her mother inside her room at their Parañaque home. She was raped and stabbed to death. Glaudia is supposed to graduate in her journalism course 3 months later.
The suspect, Felix Lasala alyas "Piting", is still at large and nowhere to be found. The family of Glaudia had offered a reward of P200,000 for the arrest of the suspect. It was reported that the 44 year old Lasala is a former lover of the victim's mother, Virginia.
The incident does not only cut the hopes and aspirations of a very promising journalism student but also divulge an affair of the victim's mother to their tricycle driver who used to send-off Virginia's children to school and fetched them later after classes when they were still kids. The victim's mother trusted the suspect and even describe him as "mabait" - a good person. Only when the suspect learned that the victim has a boyfriend that the former started to act differently.
Lasala was charged with rape with homicide at the Parañaque Regional Trial Court Branch 257 on January 19, 2011.
The family of the victim is still in anguish and hoping that justice will soon be served for Glaudia.
Quotes to ponder:
- Every story has an end, but in life every ending is just a new beginning.
- Life's short span forbids us to enter on far reaching hopes.
- There are two reasons why we don't trust people: 1. We don't know them. 2. We do know them.
- Cannot trust anyone these days. Fake is becoming the new trend.