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Bilibid inmate Jaybee Sebastian, key prison drug trade witness, dies of COVID-19

/ 01:27 PM July 19, 2020

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MANILA, Philippines — High profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian died on Saturday due to COVID-19.

Sources say that a few weeks ago, Sebastian was taken to Site Harry, a COVID-19 facility inside the New Bilibid Prison, after showing symptoms of the virus.

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No autopsy was conducted. His body was immediately cremated at around 9 in the evening at a crematorium in Dasmariñas, Cavite.

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Sebastian, who was convicted of kidnapping-for-ransom and carjacking in 2009, was the key witness in the Bilibid drug trade. These cases are now pending before three branches of the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said they are still verifying the report on Sebastian’s death.

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