Housewife ‘possessed’ by Nazarene attempts suicide

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Monday, January 6, 2014

A DESPERATE housewife who claimed to be possessed by the Black Nazarene attempted to jump off the Quezon Bridge in Quiapo, Manila Monday afternoon, police said.

Police Officer 3 Butch Protacio who is assigned at the Police Community Precinct (PCP) in Plaza Miranda, saw Marie Chris Castro, 22, of Antipolo City positioning herself on the bridge around 3:30 p.m.

The police officer tried to talk to the woman until he finally convinced her to change her mind.


He said Castro told him that she was depressed after being left by her husband, a certain Tony Cuenca, together with their six-month-old baby.

The policeman added that the woman claimed the Black Nazarene possessed her, prompting her to commit suicide.

"Kwento niya sakin sinapian daw siya ng Nazareno kaya niya daw ginawa yun," said Protacio.

Castro is now under the custody of the Manila Police District (MPD) Station 3 in Santa Cruz.

Manila will be celebrating the feast day of the Black Nazarene on Thursday, January 9. (Sunnex)

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