THE Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday the conviction of three suspects charged with murder and homicide in Cebu.
In separate decisions issued by various courts that were made available to the media on Thursday, the DOJ said it was able to successfully prosecute and secure conviction of three suspects in Cebu.
The Oslob Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 62 found Ricardo Baylosis and Anastacio Estrada guilty beyond reasonable doubt for the crime of murder and sentenced each of them to suffer reclusion perpetua or lifetime imprisonment.
The court also ordered each of them to pay the heirs of the victim P155,000.
During trial, the prosecution was able to convince the court that the two conspired in killing Julian Ygoña who was then drunk while he was on his way home.
In Toledo City, Cebu RTC branch 29 found Sherlita Apalola beyond reasonable doubt of homicide and sentenced the accussed to suffer imprisonment from eight years and one day to 14 years and eight months.
She was also ordered to pay the heirs of the victim Jesus Lingaolingao a total of P150,000 as civil indemnity and moral damages.
Apalola stabbed the victim Lingaolingao after he refused to end the card game "Tong-its" they were playing then. Lingaolingo having lost most of the bet refused. His refusal prompted the accused to stab the victim in the abdomen resulting to his death. (Sunnex)