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Homicide, not murder case, vs cops in shooting

THE 10 Mandaluyong policemen involved in a deadly shooting incident in the city last December 28 would be facing charges for homicide and not murder since they have no criminal intent and were only responding to call of duty when they fired at the victims’ wagon. “There was no criminal….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJan 6th, 2018

Duterte denies meddling in case vs cops charged in drug killings

          DAVAO CITY---President Rodrigo Duterteon Thursdaysaid he did not meddle in the cases filed against policemen, who were accused of killing drug suspects, in order to downgrade their cases from murder to homicide.   Duterte did not cite a specific case but he was obviously referring to the murder charges filed against 19 policemen -- including Supt. Marvin Marcos -- for the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa.   Homicide, unlike murder, is a bailable offense.   "Harassment? You file a case, you convict. (Justice Secretary Vitaliano) said: 'Sir, it's murder,'" Duterte said, obviously referrin...Keep on reading: Duterte denies meddling in case vs cops charged in drug killings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Mandaluyong cops, watchmen face homicide raps for misencounter

MANILA, Philippines — The policemen and village watchmen involved in a fatal shooting believed to be a case of mistaken identity will be facing criminal char.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Prosecutors downgrade to homicide case against suspect in killing of Bicol journo

ALBAY, Philippines – The Albay Provincial Prosecutor’s Office downgraded Tuesday, November 13, to homicide the murder charges filed by the police against the suspect in the killing of journalist Celso Amo of the Philippine Star. Daraga town police chief Superintendent Benito Dipad actually filed Monday, November 12, a case of murder against the Adam Johnson Abanes  for stabbing Amo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Sudden and unexpected

Treachery is one of the circumstances that qualify the crime homicide or killing a person into a more serious offense of murder with a graver penalty. But what constitutes treachery and how is it proven? These are the questions answered in this case that happened in one of the remote barangays in the Visayas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Iloilo’s ‘Claudio Teehankee Jr.’ kills a boy

“Even in killing men, observe the rules of propriety.” – Confucius NEW YORK CITY — The manner the senseless crime was executed, the attacker’s behavior, and the circumstances before it happened can be compared to the celebrated Hultman–Chapman murder case, which occurred in Makati City in the Philippines 27 years ago. But in the shooting […] The post Iloilo’s ‘Claudio Teehankee Jr.’ kills a boy appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

6 suspects in Masbate shooting face murder raps

LEGAZPI CITY --- Masbate police filedSundaywith the provincial prosecutor's office a case against six suspects in the shooting in Aroroy town in Masbate province where five people, including a Sangguniang Kabataan councilor, died. One of the suspects, Nelson Asada is now under police custody, while the other five were still at large, police saidMonday. Last Friday, three people died on the spot at the house of Nabongsoran village chief Leo Cabarles after gunmen fired at a group of men having a drinking session. Another victim died on the way to the hospital, and the last died while recovering at the hospital. The death toll included Cabarles' 21-year-old son Jeo, a Sangguniang K...Keep on reading: 6 suspects in Masbate shooting face murder raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Pusher killed in shootout with cops

A 46-year-old man tagged by the police as a drug pusher was killed while his alleged woman accomplice, was arrested after shooting it out with members of the Manila Police District-Station 3 during a buy-bust operation in Quiapo, Manila the other day. Investigation by the MPD-homicide section identified the fatality….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

DNA from tissue led cops to nab Golden State killer–court record

  SACRAMENTO, California---DNA from a tissue left in a trash can led authorities in April to arrest a former police officer suspected of being California's notorious, elusive Golden State killer, according to warrants released Friday.   Documents released by a judge at the request of news outlets detail the case Sacramento County sheriff's investigators pieced together to obtain arrest and search warrants for 72-year-old Joseph DeAngelo, who is facing murder charges in multiple counties.   DeAngelo is suspected of committing at least a dozen killings and roughly 50 rapes in the 1970s and '80s.   The documents also offer a window into the crime...Keep on reading: DNA from tissue led cops to nab Golden State killer–court record.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

PRO4-A, Antipolo cops solve murdered lawman’s case

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday announced the solution of the murder of a 32-year-old member of the PNP Crime Laboratory in Antipolo City last Sunday with the arrest of a jobless local resident tagged as the gunman involved in the cop’s slay. Albayalde said suspect….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Jurisdiction issue: Slay case vs cops junked

A Caloocan regional trial court (RTC) has junked the murder charges against the policemen tagged in the killings of teenagers Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman so that the case could be transferred to the Navotas City RTC.   Caloocan RTC Branch 122 Judge Georgina Hidalgo on May 9 dismissed the charges against PO1 Jeffrey Perez and PO1 Ricky Arquilita at the behest of prosecutors but kept the charges of torture and planting of evidence in her court.   Location   Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Xerxes Garcia told the Inquirer they asked the court for leave to withdraw the charges because a witness claimed that Carl's murder took place in Navot...Keep on reading: Jurisdiction issue: Slay case vs cops junked.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

2 slain after shooting cops

AFTER allegedly resisting policemen who were trying to accost them yesterday morning in Manila, two of three men aboard a lone motorcycle ended up dead near the corner of A. Mabini Street and United Nations Avenue, while their companion fled. PO3 Marlon San Pedro of the MPD-Homicide Section said the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

QCPD forms task group to probe fiscal’s murder

    Quezon City Police Department (QCPD) has formed a nine-man task group that will focus on the investigation into the ambush-slay of Quezon City Assistant Prosecutor Rogelio Velasco. In a statement issued on Saturday, QCPD director Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel reported to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Police Dir. Pancratius Cascolan the creation of a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Velasco, which is aimed to resolve the murder case and arrest the perpetrators. "Initiallly, we are looking into the motive of the shooting as work-related. However, we will look into other angles to establish the real motive in the killing to identify...Keep on reading: QCPD forms task group to probe fiscal’s murder.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Long Beach settlement: $2M for family of mentally disabled Fil-Am killed by cops

LONG BEACH, California -- The city of Long Beach, California has reached a $2-million settlement with the family of a mentally disabled Filipino American man who was shot to death at an arcade by city police in 2015.The settlement is said to be among the largest approved by the city in a police brutality case. Mharloun Saycon, 39, was at the Looff's Lite-A-Line gaming establishment he frequented, when staff aware of his mental illness called police to help escort him off the premises after customers grew nervous of his possession of a knife. A statement released by the Long Beach Police Department a day after the shooting said a preliminary investigation found that while office...Keep on reading: Long Beach settlement: $2M for family of mentally disabled Fil-Am killed by cops.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Guevarra: Transfer of jurisdiction won t affect Carl, Kulot case vs cops

A possible transfer of jurisdiction impairing the murder case against the two accused Caloocan cops over the killing of Carl Arnaiz and Kulot De Guzman has no effect on the merits of the case, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Fiscals drop murder raps vs cops in Carl Arnaiz and Kulot slays

Government prosecutors sought the withdrawal of the double murder case filed against two policemen for the killing of teenagers Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo “Kulot” de Guzman from a Caloocan court due to lack of jurisdiction......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

2 pushers slain in clash with MPD cops in Tondo

TWO suspected pushers were killed after an alleged shooting encounter with operatives from Manila Police District- Station 1 in Balut, Tondo, Manila. A probe by SPO4 Glenzor Vallejo of the MPD-homicide section said the two were identified only through their aliases -- ‘Jonathan’ described as between 30 and 35 years….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Court orders arrest of cops for murder of Carl Arnaiz

MANILA, Philippines – The Caloocan City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 122 has issued warrants of arrest against two local cops charged charged with the murder and torture of teenagers Carl Arnaiz and Reynaldo “Kulot” de Guzman, in what is called a case of extrajudicial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Cases vs cops in murder of 2 teens raffled off at Caloocan RTC

The murder and torture cases filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) against two Caloocan police officers accused of killing 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz and 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman have been raffled off at the Caloocan Regional Trial Court (RTC). On Monday, Criminal Case Nos. 102884-102890 against PO1 Ricky Arquilita and PO1 Jeffrey Perez landed at the sala of Branch 122 Presiding Judge Georgina Hidalgo. All seven cases will be held in joint trial following a motion for consolidation of the charges filed by the DOJ. The court will have 10 days to decide whether there is probable cause to issue warrants of arrest against the two officers, who are accused of torturi...Keep on reading: Cases vs cops in murder of 2 teens raffled off at Caloocan RTC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Justice prevailed, says PAO on filing of raps vs cops

As far as the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) is concerned, the filing of charges against two Caloocan City policemen over the murder of two teenagers proved that the government has nothing to do with extrajudicial killings.   "Justice prevailed," PAO chief Persida Acosta said on Saturday when asked to comment on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) filing of murder cases against Police Officers 1 Jeffrey Perez and Ricky Arquilita.   "This case proves that there is no state-sponsored illegal killings," she added.   In a 35-page resolution, the DOJ panel said on Friday that it found the existence of conspiracy in the death of teenagers Carl Angelo Arnaiz and R...Keep on reading: Justice prevailed, says PAO on filing of raps vs cops.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

No criminal intent : PNP defends homicide charges vs Mandaluyong cops

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) stands by its decision to file homicide – and not murder – charges against the Mandaluyong cops who mistakenly fired at a car and killed two people days before the new year. PNP spokesperson Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos told reporters on Thursday, January ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018