Suspects in killing of town vice mayor ordered released

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 11:47 PM October 12, 2019
Lalaine Yuson

Lalaine Yuson, the wife of Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III, shows reporters a photo of one of the suspects that was uploaded on social media by a witness. (Photo by Richard A. Reyes / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Prosecutor’s Office has ordered the release of four suspects tagged in the Oct. 9 murder of Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III in Sampaloc, Manila.

In an order dated Oct. 11, the Manila Prosecutor’s Office said the murder case filed against the suspects would be “referred for further investigation” and that the “accused must be released from police custody.”


The release order, however, does not mean the case was dismissed, according to Maj. Rommel Anicete, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit of the Manila Police District.

The case, he said, would be investigated further and suspects will be subject to a preliminary investigation.


The four suspects, whose names were withheld, were taken under police custody in Ermita, Manila on Wednesday after the van that they allegedly used in the killing of Yuson had been tracked down.

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