Suspect in slay charged

THE OFFICE of the City Prosecutor found probable cause to charge the suspect in the killing of a 19-year-old man in Bago Oshiro, Tugbok District on Oct. 9.

 City Prosecutor Nestor Ledesma, in an approved resolution dated Oct. 24, indicted Joper Mahilom dela Cuesta for homicide for allegedly killing John Ryan Generalao.

 Based on the affidavit of Prince Edflowin Rubin, he was with Generalao and dela Cuesta were drinking with their girlfriends. A heated confrontation ensued with dela Cuesta and Rubin.

 Dela Cuesta went home and came back armed with a knife while Generalao was able to grab of a steel pipe. But Dela Cuesta stabbed Generalao on his chest.

 In indicting Dela Cuesta, Prosecutor Jose Charito Cortez II said that no qualifying circumstance attended in the commission of the felony.

 “There is no showing in this case that there exist an inequality of force between the victim and the respondent or that even there is inequality, there is no indication that there was a deliberate intent on the part of the respondent to take advantage of the said inequality of force,” the resolution read.

 The prosecutor also noted that the arrest of dela Cuesta is valid.

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