(UPDATED) Convicted murderer and dismissed policeman Jonel Nuezca died on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, Bureau of Corrections spokesperson Gabriel Chaclag confirmed.

Chaclag said Nuezca was declared dead around 6:44 p.m. at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) Hospital.

"He was brought unconscious to the NBP Hospital by his cellmates at 6:30 p.m. yesterday (November 30) while walking outside the dormitory purposely to go to the hospital after complaining of dizziness. But while walking, he collapsed," Chaclag told reporters.

Chaclag said based on initial findings, Nuezca died of cardiac infarction.

He said Nuezca’s body will undergo an autopsy on Thursday, December 2, to shed light on his cause of death.

He, however, said there was no indication of foul play in Nuezca’s body.

In August, the Tarlac Regional Trial Court sentenced Nuezca to life imprisonment over the murder of his neighbors in Paniqui in December 2020.

Nuezca shot dead in a point-blank range Sonya Gregorio and her son Frank Anthony following a heated verbal altercation over a "boga" explosion and right of way dispute.

The incident was caught on video, which circulated online