CALAMBA CITY—The police official who was killed with alleged illegal gambling lord Victor “Vic” Siman in Atimonan, Quezon, on Jan. 6 was under prosecution for murder, according to the records of the National Bureau of Investigation.
Supt. Alfredo Consemino was charged with frustrated murder and for being an accessory to two other murder cases in a case filed in the Regional Trial Court in San Pablo City, Laguna, in July 1993.
NBI records also showed that four others killed along with Siman and Consemino—Leonardo Marasigan, Victor Gonzales, Maximo Pelayo and Victorino Siman Atienza—had a string of criminal cases from 1976 to 2007.
Marasigan, for instance, faced 11 charges involving estafa, homicide, malicious mischief, murder, attempted homicide, grave threat, and perjury in Batangas, Laguna, Manila, Oriental Mindoro, Pasig City, and Caloocan City.
Gonzales was charged with 20 cases of frustrated murder, car theft, acts of lasciviousness, frustrated murder, theft, and attempted robbery in courts in Makati City, Cabanatuan City, Batangas, Quezon, Muntinlupa City, Camarines Norte and Laguna.
Pelayo had similar cases in the courts in Pampanga and Laguna.
Atienza faced similar charges in courts in Calamba City, Laguna.
The records, contained in a four-page document marked confidential, came from the Electronic Data Processing Division of the NBI and was signed by the division’s chief, Emelyn Aoanan.
The file was dated Jan. 10, 2013, and was addressed to Chief Insp. Grant Gollod, the police chief of Atimonan when Siman’s group was wiped out in a supposed shootout between government security forces and alleged criminals happened.
A source privy to the investigation of the supposed shootout gave the Inquirer a copy of the document.