2 suspects in vendors’ slay freed for lack of witness PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 July 2012 14:36

The Tetuan police station under Chief Insp. Elmer Acuña has released two men who were earlier placed under investigation in connection with the killing of two house-to-house roving vendors in Mampang last Wednesday afternoon.

Acuña said they were not able to find witness to  the crime as no one from Faustino Drive in Mampang where the killing took place wanted to cooperate with them in the investigation.

Acuña added that they hav to release the two men after the prescribed hours of detention with no case forwarded to the city prosecutor office for lack of
evidence.

The two men were brought to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for paraffin test and one of them was positive for gunpowder burn,  but under the law the paraffin test result is only supplemental and not concrete evidence.

Acuña said they have exerted efforts to gather witnesses near the crime scene but failed do so. Despite the shooting took place at high noon amid a residential area, all of the residents claimed that they did not see the gunmen.

However, Acuña pointed out that investigation is still ongoing and the two men remain as subjects in the case.

He further said that they will continue working on the case and they will file charges against the killers under the so-called “normal filing” to give justice to the death of Rico Capuno and Alex Caracol, who were shot to death in a broad daylight. — Dan Toribio Jr.