2 suspects in slay of OFW in Lipa arrested
Calabarzon policemen have arrested suspects in the murder of an overseas Filipino worker shot dead outside his home in Lipa City.
Police Regional Office 4A director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar on Monday said members of the Lipa City Police arrested Janet Manalo Capalad and her apparent lover, Roel Dinglasan Guico, in a followup operation on May 20.
They allegedly plotted the murder of Danilo Henson Teruel, who was shot dead outside his home at Purok 1 Brgy. Pinagkawitan on May 19.
Teruel had just come home from Saudi Arabia with his wife when a gunman appeared and shot him twice in the head.
He was immediately taken to NL Villa Memorial Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
According to the police report, Guico, a close friend of Teruel from Saudi Arabia, picked up the victim and his wife from the airport.
Quoting findings of the investigators, Eleazar said witnesses positively identified the suspects as the masterminds of the killing.
Teruel had allegedly wedded Capalad in Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, witnesses saw Guico talking to the gunman day before the murder.
The suspects were charged with murder before the City Prosecutors Office.
Police are still conducting follow up operations for the arrest of the gunman who remains unidentified as of posting time. /je
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