NBI files murder charges vs 7 for killing businesswoman

August 27, 2009 11:45 am 

MANILA, Aug. 27 –The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed murder charges against seven persons for the June 14 shooting to death of a businesswoman who earlier filed estafa charges against some of the suspects in Tanza, Cavite.

Charged with murder were Ma. Teresita Hernandez Solis, alias Butchay/Tessie and Crisostomo Abad Solis, alias “Cris,” both of 429 Crispin Cenizal St., Biwas, Tanza, Cavite; Ana Maria Pacumio Sortijas, alias Nengnong/Neneng, of 428 Crispin Cenizal St.; Paulino A. de Guzman, alias “Man,” Robert Antero, both of of Bucal, Tanza, Cavite; Jory Bendijo, alias “Lito,”, of Rosario, Cavite and alias Mang Nap/Lito of Sta. Cruz St. Tanza.

The NBI also said three persons, whose identity are yet to be established, were also behind the murder.

In a transmittal filed at the Department of Justice (DoJ), the NBI Special Task Force (STF) under Head Agent Arnel Dalumpines, said the murder stemmed from the complaint of Cynthia Jansuy Castro, sister of slain victim Dulce Jansuy Amin, a resident of Rafaela Compound, Mulawin, Tanza, Cavite.

Investigation report of lawyer Dickson D. Maraneg revealed that Amin was with her two daughters inside their house at 30 Firewood St., Sta. Cecilia Subdivision, Tanza, Cavite when gunman broke into the house and shot her dead on June 14, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.

Amin was brought to a hospital where she was declared on arrival due to two gunshot wounds in the neck and head. Based on artist’s sketches, the gunman was later on identified as Paulino de Guzman, alias “Man” while the driver of the get away motorcycle was identified as Robert Antero and they were paid P120,000 .

Castro told NBI that her sister was killed because of the criminal cases she filed against Sortijas and the spouses Solis for estafa and violation of BP 22. Sortijas and Hernandez-Solis lost in the said cases.

The victim was killed two days before the scheduled June 16 hearing of the case.

The authorities established a lead as to the identities of the alleged brains behind the killing after a witness went to the complainant’s cousin to give information regarding his knowledge to the killing. He said he was earlier hired by the suspects to participate in carrying out the killing but he and his cousin backed out. (PNA)

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