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Talisay lawyer seeks rap change in ambush case

/ 08:04 AM March 29, 2012

THE lawyer, whose wife was killed in a car ambush in Talisay City last Feb. 1, is asking the police to change the case from a multiple murder case to just a single murder case to hasten its resolution.

Lawyer Raul Sesbreno made the request after he found out that the murder cases filed against suspect Tommy Echavez for the death of the lawyer’s wife Virginia has yet to be elevated for trial in the Regional Trial Court by the Talisay City Prosecutor’s Office.


Sesbreno went to the  to the Palace of Justice yesterday to inquire about the status of the case.

“I’m surprised of the case’s pending status because I already submitted the complete set of documents required for approval such as my wife’s death certificate and affidavits weeks ago,” Sesbreño said.


“It will be better if the gunman reveals the mastermind,” said Sesbreño in Cebuano.

Sesbreño also said that he was convinced that the ambush was closely connected with the unfinished demolition of structures built on the Talisay city lot which he co-owns.

The demolition ordered by Sesbreño received hostile feedback from the land’s settlers which he earlier referred to as “squatters” and “intruders.”

Sesbreño said he already had an idea as to the identity of the ambush’s mastermind but he lacked solid evidence to back it. /UP Intern Peter L. Romanillos

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