The Gory Tale of The Amil Brothers
AMPATUAN, Maguindanao - In a remote village in this town that drew notoriety for the 2009 massacre of 58 people, another event has shocked civilians and police authorities: the apparent ritualistic killing of a woman by her own sons, one of whom said they were trying to rid her of spirits that possessed her.
For days, neighbors of the Amil family had heard strange noises emanating from the shuttered home, with coarse laughter alternating with wailing. They admitted to barangay officials later that they were too scared to do anything, but had feared the worst. At the weekend, officials discovered a grisly sight: the badly mutilated body of Musala Amil, who had apparently died at the hands of her three sons.
Blood appeared to have been drained from her body; several body parts were missing, according to the chair of Barangay Kamasi, Bai Suraida Mamaluba.
“One of her relatives said the victim’s eyes had been taken; her throat was slashed, and innards were missing -- they said these appeared to have been eaten by the suspects,” Mamaluba said, speaking in Filipino.
Neighbors had been bothered by unexplained, weird voices coming from the Amil house the past days. One of them, Toto Enriquez, said “sometimes they laughed, sometimes they cried.” - interaksyon.com
The Amil brothers denied the allegations and explained that they are only purging their mother an evil spirit who has been possessing her for a long time. The neighbors claims that the brothers may have been high on drugs. There's also another theory regarding the family's origin. It is claimed that they came from the family of "ghouls."