Trial of cop who killed mother and son in Tarlac starts

    654

    JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday said state prosecutors are confident they can convict Parañaque policeman Jonel Nuezca, who killed a mother and her son in Paniqui, Tarlac last month.

    The trial of the case, to be handled by Paniqui Regional Trial Court Branch 67 Judge Bernar Dungo Fajardo, is set to start today, January 4.

    Nuezca faces double murder charges.

    State prosecutors had recommended no bail for Nuezca, who killed Sonia Gregorio and her son, Frank Anthony.

    “Our prosecutors are waiting for the court’s order setting the arraignment of the accused. We intend to terminate this case and obtain a conviction for double murder as quickly as possible,” Guevarra said.

    Guevarra had earlier said his office will closely monitor developments in the case.