Maguindanao massacre verdict out Dec. 19

first_imgMANILA – The long-awaited verdict onthe Maguindanao Massacre case will be finally out this month. Fifty-eight people, including 32journalists and six motorists who were not part of the convoy, were killed inwhat is the worst case of election-related violence in Philippine history./PN On Nov. 23, 2009, a convoy composed ofrelatives, supporters, and media were on their way to file Mangudadatu’scertificate of candidacy for the 2010 elections when they were stopped by armedmen, driven to a hill, shot, and buried in shallow pits. Zaldy has been confined in the hospital since October after a stroke while Sajid was allowed to post bail in 2015. Among those who were due for sentencingwere primary suspects Datu Andal “Unsay” Ampatuan Jr., his brothers Sajid andZaldy, who were detained in his hospital since October.center_img The Quezon City Regional Trial Court incharge of the case set the date of promulgation of judgment on the multiplemurder cases filed against over 100 suspects – including members of theAmpatuan clan – on December 19, 9 a.m. at the Quezon City Jail-Annex in CampBagong Diwa, Taguig City. The landmark decision for the Maguindanao Massacre case will be out Thursday, Dec. 19, which would put to rest multiple murder charges for 58 deaths a decade ago. CNN PH QC RTC Branch 221 Judge JocelynSolis-Reyes announced the date of the promulgation on Monday in a notice thatwas sent to the parties of the case.last_img

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