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Ex-Bucor exec in  Lapid slay surfaces

December 18, 2022 Hector Lawas 204 views

FORMER Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) deputy for security operations Ricardo Zulueta, tagged in the killing of broadcaster Percy Lapid and middleman Jun Villamor, has surfaced in Baguio City, dispelling rumors that he is already dead or just in hiding.

Zulueta was seen in a photograph posted by Atty. Lauro Gacayan on Facebook.

“My client is not in hiding, abroad, or already dead,” Gacayan said

Rumors have been making the rounds on social media that Zulueta is dead. There were also reports that he may have already gone into hiding following the filing of complaints in the deaths of Lapid and Villamor.

Zulueta was charged with two murder complaints before the DOJ along with suspended BuCor chief Gerald Bantag and several others in connection with the sensational murders.

He allegedly ordered an inmate in Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm in Palawan to carry out the kill order from Bantag, down to self-confessed gunman Joel Escorial.

Also, Zulueta was Bantag’s co-accused in the deadly Parañaque City Jail grenade explosion in 2016 where 10 inmates died.

They were both acquitted along with another prison officer due to insufficiency of evidence.