Killer of Cherry Pie Picache's mom sentenced to life in prison

THE Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Thursday found the suspect in the killing Zenaida Sison, mother of actress Cherry Pie Picache, guilty of robbery and homicide.

Judge Alphonso Ruiz II of Quezon City RTC branch 216 declared Michael Flores guilty and sentenced him to 20 years and 1 day to 40 years in jail.

Flores, 29, Sison's helper for six months earlier pleaded guilty during his arraignment on October 23, 2014.

Aside from imprisonment of up to 40 years, the court also ordered Flores to pay P50,000 for civil indemnity, P50,000 for moral damages, and P1,245, 615 for actual damages.

Picache was elated by the decision.

“Thank you God! For you Mama!” Picache said in her Twitter account.

Today as we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception of our most loving Mama Mary, please pray with us on our supplications. We praise& thank God for all the wonderful shower of blessings big& small He continuously gives to each & everyone in the family. We pray for Micheal Flores, the assailant of our mother who will be sentenced on Dec 10,2015.. May what is just, truth& what will bring peace for both our offender & us, his victim prevail.
May our beloved Mother Mary spread her mantle of protection over all concerned.
May the Holy Spirit be with the Judge who is tasked to render decision. We pray for my sister Ate Chu Marichu Valenzuela, that complete healing & restoration of her body& soul be granted as we celebrate her gift of life today We also pray as we start the Jubilee of Mercy, may our President Noy be filled with compassion for the prisoners esp the VISO- visitor less,indigent, the sick& the old and grant them executive clemency. For the soul of my mama, Baby Sison& all the souls in purgatory. Finally, for all your intentions. For good health, joy, abundance, healing & love for each& everyone of you. Mama Mary, pls intercede for us. Missing you to the core ma. Sending you all my love, hugs& kisses. #thankyouGod #foryoumama

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In his four-page confession, Flores said he took shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride and went to Sison’s house at 3 a.m. of September 19, 2014.

He said he forced his way into the house of Sison, 75, using a screwdriver and once inside, he took Sison's money and jewelry worth P500,000.

Flores also said he used a piece of wood from the broken door and knife from the kitchen to kill Sison, who was then awakened upon seeing Flores inside her room.

Flores, who is now under the custody of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, will serve his sentence in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.

He is also facing a separate case for robbery with homicide and qualified trespass to dwelling for the killing of another victim in Laguna. (Sunnex)

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