What Went Before: Ruby Rose Barrameda murder

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On June 10, 2009, policemen fished out of the waters off Navotas a steel drum that contained the body of Ruby Rose Barrameda, 27, who had been missing for more than two years.

It was later determined that the victim had been strangled before being stuffed inside the drum and covered with concrete.

The discovery was made following a tip-off from Manuel Montero, who confessed to the crime and alleged that Ruby Rose’s father-in-law, Manuel Jimenez Jr. and his brother Lope ordered the killing amid a spat with her estranged husband, Manuel III, son of Manuel Jr.

Manuel Jr. denied the accusations, saying he had been estranged with his brother, Lope, and could not have masterminded the murder with him. He also said that he did not know Montero, but might recognize him.

In his testimony, Montero, a former employee of the Jimenezes, tagged three others as his alleged henchmen to carry out the murder: Eric Fernandez, Robert Ponce and Lennard “Spyke” Descalso.

On Aug. 24, 2009, the Department of Justice filed murder charges against Manuel Jr., Lope, Montero, Fernandez, Ponce and Descalso at the Malabon-Navotas Regional Trial Court.

In March 2010, the DOJ ordered the filing of parricide charges against Manuel III as a coconspirator in the crime. He later appealed to the Office of the President (OP) for a reversal of the order, but this was rejected.

In February 2012, the Court of Appeals ordered the hearings suspended indefinitely following Manuel Jr.’s petition for inhibition against Malabon City Judge Zaldy Docena for his alleged partiality toward the Barramedas.

In his petition, Manuel Jr. accused Docena, his fraternity brother, of grave abuse of discretion when he granted Montero’s petition that he be allowed to turn state witness.

He also denounced Docena for refusing to keep his hands off the case despite the judge’s ties with head prosecutor Theodore Villanueva, his former classmate at Ateneo Law School.

In May, the Court of Appeals 10th Division granted Manuel Jr.’s petition and ordered the reraffling of the case to another judge.

It also ruled that Montero should not be discharged as a state witness, reversing the earlier decision of Docena.

According to the appellate court, there was no “absolute necessity” for Montero’s testimony since “all the prosecution needs to do is present [him on] the witness stand in order to identify, affirm and confirm what were indicated in [his] two sworn statements.”—Inquirer Research

Source: Inquirer Archives

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  • AllaMo

    mga brod ba nung isang renato corona sa arrneow?

  • dacuycoy

    Sobrang tumatagal na ang kasong ito at ayaw pausadin dahil sa dinami-daming mga side issues na kinakalkal na wala naman sa krimen na pagpatay na sobrang brutal, lupit at kapamilya pa nila.  Heto na ang magandang ehemplo para sa matuwid at dahil tuwid dapat ay mabilis na pag-usaad ng hustisya.  Sana ang mga hustisya natin ay magkaroon ng moral ascendancy para ibasura ang mga mosyon na inihahain para huminto ang trial at huag padadaig sa mga wais na mga manananggol.  Sa dinami-dami ng pera ng mga kriminal na nasasakdal baka  patigilin ang usad ng kaso at sumabay na lang sa pangalawang pagbabalik ni Hesu Cristo. Wag naman.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    KILLER IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES”’

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XWH5SD6XPM3XKND6PJQQ32ZRAU Mabuhay

    wag sana matulad sa Webb case…..niluto sa SC kapalit ng million million….December yun…..dami naging pera si Corona & company…..noon din may pumasok na milyones sa account ni Corona as revealed during the impeachment……ungas ka Hubert matitigok ka rin monyo ka…sungay na lang ang kulang sa yo at look alike mo na si taning…baka pati si pinky na utol mo pagnasaan mo ayup ka…..sure na nagsa shabu na naman ang ayup na yan……

    • anu12345

      If I recall, Corona himself did not vote for acquittal.

  • arao_liwanag

    Judges need to be bought before it act. Lawyers are also delaying the trial to earn more money. The longer the better for them, forget about the victim. So, all the corrupt are happy, and Noynoy is just NOYNOYING, AND LIKE GLORIA, A FELLOW PAMPANGO, WAS JUST LAUNDERING.

  • jga94

    Media and the people should continue giving exposure to this case…otherwise, a lot of things can magica;;y happen what with the money and influence of the accused….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C6JNBSASOMJPKK63TBJUYCVWXQ Emman

    Barrameda case is no different from Jason Ivlers case…….pansinin nyo nawala sa media ng matagal na panahon……kasi PROTEKTADO ANG MGA SUSPECT NG …IGLSIA NI MANALO…….mag INCM inlaws ni BARAMEDA (sumalangit nawa)……. IVLER…….same thing

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

       Anong connection ng INC sa kanila?  Can you elaborate?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/C6JNBSASOMJPKK63TBJUYCVWXQ Emman

         the inlaws of brameda are members of this cult……..ivler is backed up by INCM

  • Lapu Lapu

    Money and right connections is all you need to escape justice. This must change.

    Pres. Noy, CJ Sereno, Sec. De lima: Together you can change the sad situation of our justice system.

    Make sweeping revolutionary changes in our justice system so you will be blameless before God and our people. 

    We are on a road to economic progress and recovery but we need to ensure that TRUE Justice prevail in our land as well.

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    vigilante group kill this criminals  Manuel Jimenez Jr, Lope Jimenez, Manuel Jimenez  III

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