The Evil That Men Do: The Murder Of Ruby Rose Barrameda
My stomach had turned after I first read the new reports about how Ruby Rose Barrameda, a mother of two, was murdered with her body placed in a drum, encased in a steel cabinet filled with concrete, and then dumped into the murky waters of the Navotas Fish Port.
But yesterday, alone in my study, I cursed in anger as I hear the Metro Manila police chief Roberto Rosales and a forensic pathologist described the condition in which Ruby Rose’s body was found.
Workmen took a while to break the steel cabinet open, chisel out the steel drum and then finally get at the mortal remains of Ruby Rose.
A plastic bag had been placed over her head and both her hands and feet were in shackles.
The eyewitness who confessed his participation in the crime reportedly said the victim was still moving when they put her in the steel drum and even forced a bottle in her mouth to mute her screams!
What demons could have ordered such a ‘job’ with each member of the 5-man ‘murder squad’ paid 50,000 pesos each.
And to top off the narrative, the medico-legal expect said it is now a “fairly common thing for police to discover murder victims brutally murdered in this way.”
It was then that my anger was replaced by a feeling of tearful numbness.
Police have filed murder charges against the two suspected mastermind and the five hired killers.