The Philippines: Baler judge shot dead, wife hurt

September 2, 2015

A gunman on a motorcycle shot and killed yesterday afternoon the judge who last year acquitted a New People’s Army (NPA) commander accused of killing two soldiers 15 years ago.

His wife sustained a bullet wound in the left arm and is under observation in a hospital.

Police said 45-year-old Judge Jude Erwin Alaba of Baler Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 91 was shot in the chest.

He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.


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