Cops nab suspect in killing of deaf-mute in Calapan City
TAGAYTAY CITY, Philippines – The suspect in the killing of a deaf-mute in Calapan City nearly two months ago was arrested Thursday morning, police said.
Colonel Thomas Frias Jr., director of Oriental Mindoro police, said in a report that JV Datoon, 18, a farmer and a resident of San Teodoro town in Oriental Mindoro, was arrested for robbery with homicide in Barangay Balugo, Mansalay town, also in Oriental Mindoro at around 5:45 a.m.
Police used the warrant of arrest issued by Cefelene Goco, presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 40 in Pinamalayan dated May 14.
Earlier police reports stated that Jemar brutally killed John Henry Orpia, 18, in Sitio LTO Upper in Barangay San Rafael in Calapan City. The victim’s body was found by a resident on March 29.
Police said the victim was on his way home from visiting friends when he was robbed and killed. His cellphone and wallet were missing.
Calapan Mayor Arnan Panaligan offered a P100,000 reward for information that would lead to the arrest of Orpia’s killer. (Editor: Eden Estopace)
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