July 31, 2019
POLICE Regional Office 4-A director, Brigadier General Edward E. Carranza yesterday told People’s Tonight they have filed murder charges against a police lieutenant colonel and three non-commissioned officers in connection with the killing of a lawyer and a civilian in Rizal province last May and June.
Charged with murder for their involvement in the killing of Attorney Adilberto Golla Jr. and civilian Conrado Esteban were Lt. Col. Melchor Agusin, Senior Master Sergeant Michael Eralino, Staff Sgt. Alberto Umali and Patrolman Benito Julian Jr.
Several John Does were also included in the complaint sheet.
Except for Eralino who is now under detention, the three other suspects remained at-large and are still being hunted by Calabarzon police agents, Carranza said.
The official said Eralino confessed his role to the twin murder case and identified the three other policemen as his accomplices. In his written affidavit, Eralino claimed that Esteban was killed in an effort to make it appear that he was the one who killed the lawyer.
Golla was shot dead by a still unidentified man armed with an M-16 automatic rifle near his house on Phase 2 Eastwood Greenview Subdivision in Rodriguez, Rizal last May 17 while Esteban was found dead along C-6 Road in Paraiso, Bgy. Gulod Malaya in San Mateo, Rizal last June 4.
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