Saturday August 18, 2018

CamSur judge's killer arrested

AUTHORITIES arrested on Wednesday morning, June 13, the suspect in the killing of Judge Ricky Begino in Camarines Sur province.

Wilfredo Armea, 72, a neighbor of the slain judge in Sta. Maria Presentacion in Camarines Sur, was arrested around 8:40 a.m. Wednesday. He will be charged with murder.

Recovered from him was the 9mm pistol which he used to shoot Begino, said Bicol Region Police director Chief Superintendent Antonio Gardiola.

“The motive was confirmed as land dispute,” said Gardiola.

Begino died from a gunshot to the nape. He was walking in an alley toward his home when he was attacked.

He was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead while undergoing treatment.

Begino was a presiding judge at the Metropolitan Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) of San Jose-Lagonoy, Camarines Sur. (SunStar Philippines)