Female artist stabbed dead in robbery

A painter and performance artist based in Bacolod City was stabbed dead yesterday morning, January 31, by the burglar she caught robbing her home.

The suspect, Sandy Sevilla, 27, a suspended security guard, admitted killing Nunistell Mae Fulo-Lee, 41, inside her house in Purok 6, Barangay Granada when she walked in on him around 6:30 a.m.

Fulo-Lee, a former member of the Bayanihan, the National Dance Company, died of 13 stab wounds.

Fulo’s househelp, Mary Grace Mupada, 33, was stabbed in the stomach and left thigh but survived and is being treated at a local hospital.

Sevilla, who was arrested at the home he shared with his live-in partner, said he needed money for his sick child.

Chief Inspector Sherlock Gabana, chief of Bacolod Police Station 5 in Granada, said Sevilla had broken into Fulo’s house around 1 a.m., more than five hours before he killed the artist.* (News5-Interaksyon, w/report from Cyrus Garde)


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