Alleged eagle killer set to appear in court

A MAN who was sued after allegedly shooting Philippine Eagle "Matatag" is set to appear before the sala of Regional Trial Court (RTC)-Branch 10 on Friday, June 3, for his arraignment.

RTC-Branch 10 presiding Judge Retrina Fuentes previously ordered to move the schedule Friday after the legal counsel of respondent Rolando Aparesio, 18, questioned the legality of authorities' confiscation of the firearm from the respondent's house.

He was supposed to be arraigned last April 21 for the charges of violation of Commission on Election gun ban and Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act. His lawyer is set to file a motion before the court.

Baguio police arrested the accused after his brother Tiburcio Solis Aparesio, 24, turned up to the station and reported the incident to the authorities.

The accused reportedly owned up to the shooting of "Matatag" at SitioMangas-as, Barangay Tambobong in Baguio District, Davao City last February 21 after the bird was released in the wild by the Philippine Eagle Foundation.
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