The Taiwanese national who admitted to killing and stuffing the body of his partner, transgender woman Ashley Ann Reilly, in a luggage bag last week attempted to apologize to his victim's family.
"I'm just sorry. I very loved your daughter," Che-yu Tsai told the Ashley Ann's kin at the Pasay City Prosecutor's Office, GMA News reported.
But he was flatly rejected by Reilly's mother, Clementia Del Rosario. She replied, "Is that all you can say? After what you did to my son?"
Tsai was the last person seen with the victim through security footage. It also showed the suspect dragging the luggage outside the couple's condominium unit, presumably already containing the dead victim's body.
Tsai was arrested upon returning to the unit the following day and later on confessed to disposing Reilly's body along the Cavite Expressway.
He reasoned the incident stemmed from the victim asking for too much money from him. Tsai claimed Ashley Ann also threatened him with a knife which prompted him to defend himself.
Reilly suffered from traumatic head injury and multiple stab wounds to the neck, according to a medico-legal report.
Tsai, on the other hand, has been charged with murder by the Pasay City Police.
Photo via Ashely Ann Reilly's Facebook account