Prosecution rests in Jason Ivler case



MANILA, Philippines–More than three years after a Malacañang official’s son was killed in a road rage shooting, state prosecutors have rested its case against the murder suspect, Jason Ivler.

Led by senior deputy state prosecutor Richard Anthony Fadullon, the prosecution panel formally offered 58 pieces of evidence against Ivler, who was charged with killing Renato Victor Ebarle Jr. on November 19, 2009.

The body of evidence included the testimony of a call center agent and a policeman who witnessed the shooting on Santolan Road, Quezon City, as well as autopsy and ballistics reports, among others.

The prosecution made its formal offer of evidence in a motion filed on December 27 last year.

Judge Luisito Cortez of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 84 set the next hearing on February 21, when the defense is expected to start presenting its own evidence.

Ivler, a Filipino-American, is a son of art patron Marlene Aguilar-Pollard and a nephew of folk singer Freddie Aguilar. A TV actor in his teens, he is turning 31 on January 7.

At the time of the shooting, the victim’s father, Renato Ebarle Sr., was a Palace undersecretary serving under then Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita.

Cortez is the third judge to handle the trial since Ivler’s arrest in January 2010, after Alexander Balut of Branch 76 and Bayani Vargas of Branch 219 inhibited themselves from the case.

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  • Fred

    Patakasin nyo na lang si Jason Ivler
    at bahala na ang PNP.
    Case closed.

    • marionics

      you mean paagawin niyo na lang ng baril si ivler at bahala na ang pnp, di ba? he he

    • kismaytami

      Dapat sa Manila. Yun lang baka maunahan sila ng US Embassy, katulad nang nangyari kay Daniel Smith.

  • Ugly Bunny

    Di pa pala tapos yang kaso na yan. Very nice justice system.

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    Dapat yung nanay din ni Ivler ikulong. Obstruction of justice.

    • ThudOthwacker

      That’s a waste effort. She can easily escape prosecution by claiming insanity. And she have proofs of it. Just watch past interviews.

  • tarikan

    Anong nangyari kay Mommy Marlene Aguilar? Is she free on bail? Dapat may kaso syang obstruction of justice nung itinago at ipinagkaila nya sa pulis ang anak na fugitive from justice nung panahon na iyon. Kung wala syang kaso, a big B. Sh*t to DoJ.

  • Eric

    Wala bang resisting arrest at frustrated homicide? May nabaril na NBI agent yan a.

    • Don Dee

      Kung meron man, ibang kaso yun at ibang hearing. That would not affect this case one way or the other. But yeah, I hope they filed separate cases for those you mentioned.

  • Homer Guo

    sa pinas, ang namatay walang hustiyang nakukuha, kundi man super huli na. mas binibigyan ng  proteksyon ang criminal.

    • alfred sanchez

       dami mo alam, balik ka sa mindanao kung gusto mo puro patayan magsama kayong mga muslim dun

  • catalansbarce

    sana walang political intervention sa kaso ni Ivler.

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