DOJ to prosecute 6 in Degamo murder

March 28, 2023 Hector Lawas 120 views

GOVERNMENT prosecutors have recommended the indictment in regular courts of six persons tagged in the daylight murder of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo that resulted in the collateral deaths of eight people last March 4.

This was after probable cause was established against them during inquest proceedings.

They will be charged with nine counts of murder in relation to the deaths of Degamo and eight other persons, Justice Assistant Secretary and concurrent spokesperson Atty. Mico Clavano said.

The suspects will also face 13 counts of frustrated murder and three counts of attempted murder.

The assassination of Degamo and the killing of other victims occurred while he was meeting with beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program at his residence in Pamplona town.

Witnesses reported that heavily armed suspects dressed in camouflage uniforms carried out the attack, resulting in the death of eight people.

Degamo won a fiercely contested gubernatorial race in his province, and his assassination occurred just 19 days after the Supreme Court declared him the winner.