Pope's bullet remains in fiscal's nape-A A +A
Saturday, February 2, 2013
ELEVEN days after the Palace of Justice shooting, doctors were still undecided whether or not they will remove the bullet that is lodged in the nape of Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Maria Theresa Casiño.
A source said the doctors still have to consult Casiño's family as there are risks during the surgery.
Casiño was one of three persons who were shot by Canadian national John Pope last Jan.
22 at the Palace of Justice in Cebu City. Dr. Reynold Rafols and lawyer Jubian Achas died from the gunshots.
A source, who asked not to be named, said Casiño was transferred from the intensive care unit (ICU) to the intermediate care unit, and not in a private room.
The intermediate care unit is similar to the ICU.
A friend of Casiño, who refused to be named, said there are still instruments attached to Casiño but she is already able to breathe normally.
"She showed a lot of progress though there are still some swelling in her wound," Casiño's friend said.
Casiño's brother, Jojo Cornejo, said Casiño's children-a four-year-old and a one-year-old-were told their mother went abroad.
"Gilingaw-lingaw lang sila sa ilahang lola for now (Their grandmother is taking care of the kids). They do not know what happened since they are still very young," said Cornejo in a phone interview with Sun.Star Cebu.
Cornejo said Casiño's condition continues to improve each day. He said her number of visitors is limited so that she will not be stressed.
He said the doctors told the family that if Casiño's condition continues to improve, the bullet may not be taken out at all.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 02, 2013.