‘I kill my wife,’ suspect told police
Victorio Barayuga told police he fatally stabbed his wife, Liwliwa, after they argued about returning to the Philippines and she told him to commit suicide, according to court documents filed yesterday.
After he allegedly stabbed her in the chest on June 13, the 62-year-old Kalihi man went to the Queen's Medical Center with self-inflicted slash wounds on his wrists.
Barayuga was charged yesterday with second-degree murder. He was arrested Thursday afternoon after he was released from the Queen's Medical Center. He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
The husband told police that on the day of the murder, he was begging his 63-year-old wife to take him back to the Philippines, "because he was going crazy and couldn't take it anymore," according to a police affidavit.
He also claimed to have a "nervous sickness," and that on that day, he argued with his wife because she didn't believe him and told him to commit suicide, the documents state.
About 8 a.m., he grabbed a handkerchief and an 8-inch kitchen knife, placed the cloth over his wife's face while she was awake, and he "did it," court documents say.
After apparently slashing his own wrists and allegedly committing the murder, he knocked on his sister-in-law's bedroom door, and she saw that Barayuga was covered in blood, the documents say.
While in the hospital, their daughter later asked him if he was looking into his wife's eyes, he said he didn't know because he blanked out, according to the affidavit. It also says he told his daughter that he heard voices telling him to "do it" several times.
"I kill my wife," the husband said after the stabbing, according to the affidavit. "I beg her but she didn't listen."
Barayuga faces life in prison with parole if convicted of murder.