PUNTA GORDA, Toledo District, Fri. July 10, 2020– Anastacio Sirrick, 47, a farmer of San Pedro Colombia, Toledo District, who has been charged with the murder of Pedro Cus, 28, his nephew, was arraigned today in the Punta Gorda Magistrate’s Court. No plea was taken from him, and he was remanded until September 27.
Cus, a farmer of San Pedro Colombia, was found dead, his head almost decapitated, under a mango tree behind his uncle’s house at about 10:30 Monday morning, July 6.
Police said that when Sirrick was arrested, he confessed to the murder and he was charged for the offense on Thursday.
Sirrick had initially told police that on Monday morning, he was coming home from the store when he saw a man lying on the ground under a mango tree behind his house, and when he went closer to see who it was, he saw that it was his nephew, Pedro Cus, and that he was dead.
Sirrick had said that he last saw Cus moving around in the village on Sunday evening with a man from another village.