Filipina left paralyzed, in critical condition after alleged beating by husband

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. – Filipino Luisito Villaruz, 53, was taken into custody yesterday at his San Leandro house after his wife was brought to a hospital for major head injuries that left her paralyzed.

San Jose Mercury News quoted San Leandro Police saying that the 63-year-old Filipina, who has not been identified, was injured in a beating Wednesday before midnight at their home.

San Leandro Police Lieutenant Robert McManus told the media that the woman is in critical condition suffering from brain swelling and bleeding and is paralyzed on one side.

Villaruz, is being held at the San Leandro Jail on suspicion of domestic violence resulting in great bodily injury.

Media reports further said that when police searched the couple’s home, they found a rifle and a pistol on the kitchen table and at least one of the weapons was loaded.

Police also said that this is not the first time Villaruz has been in trouble with the law.

The San Jose Mercury News found out through court records that Villaruz has prior arrests for drug possession and resisting arrest.

Neighbors declined to be on camera but they had nothing but nice things to say about the victim. One neighbor called her an “angel” for all the sweet things should we do, like bringing baked goods to her home during Christmas.

The rest of the neighborhood is planning to create a tribute of flowers and offer up prayers for her recovery.

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  • Evelyn GasparLex
    28 October 2015 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    The victim is my sister-in-law. Her name is Malou Piedad a nurse a nice person who we can rely on. We are worrying about her because she is under treatment presently.

    • Balitang America
      28 October 2015 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Hello Mrs. Gaspar. Our team at Balitang America is also concerned about her condition. Are there any updates that you might have that you can share with us? You can email our producer Troy Espera at troy_espera@abs-cbn.com. Thank you!

  • HELLO
    28 October 2015 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Hey this donkey, should be lock up for 30 years in jail. Look man that hits a woman is a ass hole who should be lock up long time in jail? And if he is illegal let him do jail time than deport the ass hole out of America.

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