GOVERNMENT prosecutors in Tarlac secured a conviction in opposition to former police officer Sgt. Jonel Nuezca, who fatally shot his unarmed neighbors Sonya Gregorio and her son Frank Anthony Gregorio.
Paniqui Regional Trial Courtroom (RTC), Department 106, discovered Nuezca in charge past cheap doubt of 2 counts of homicide for killing the Gregorios on Dec. 20, 2020 at Barangay Cabayaosan, Paniqui, Tarlac.
Information of the case confirmed ahead of the capturing incident, Nuezca used to be already harboring a grudge in opposition to the sufferers on account of a right-of-way dispute.
Nuezca used to be sentenced by way of the Paniqui RTC Department 106 to Reclusion Perpetua or as much as 40 years imprisonment for each and every rely of homicide.
Nuezca, who used to be disregarded from provider after the capturing incident, has additionally been ordered to pay P952,560.
“A ‘shoot first, suppose later’ disposition occupies no respectable position in a civilized society. By no means has murder or homicide been a serve as of regulation enforcement,” Pass judgement on Stella Marie Gandia-Asuncion stated in her 18-page determination.
The pass judgement on stated the mobile phone video and witnesses accounts confirmed the photographs fired by way of Nuezca have been so surprising the sufferers weren’t in a position to react.
“The assault made by way of the accused used to be so swift and surprising the sufferers weren’t in a position to protect themselves. The photographs fired have been made in fast succession. Therefore, the assault made it treacherous,” Gandia-Asuncion wrote including, “if the circumstance of treachery is provide, the crime is thought of as homicide.”
A witness who took the video used to be additionally introduced by way of the prosecution. The witness testified and known, absolutely defined and authenticated the video recording she made, the court docket stated.
The capturing incident stemmed from the firing of a PVC cannon or boga by way of the Gregorios, however the two events have been in the past concerned about a belongings right-of-way dispute.