The Philippines: Carpio wants justice for slain Camarines Sur judge

June 13, 2018

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio has denounced the killing of San Jose-Lagonoy Camarines Sur Metropolitan Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) Judge Ricky Begino.

“[We] condemn in the strongest terms the killing of the Honorable Presiding Judge Ricky Begino of the Metropolitan Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) of San Jose-Lagonoy, Camarines Sur,” Carpio said in a statement on Wednesday.

He added that, “the authorities concerned [should] take all the necessary steps with all deliberate speed to do justice for Judge Begino by fully investigating his killing.”

Begino, 49, was shot in the neck by Wilfredo Armea near his home in Barangay Sta. Maria, Presentacion town in Camarines Sur around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

READ: Judge killed in Camarines Sur

Armea was arrested in a follow-up police operation on Wednesday morning.


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