Abra village chief tagged in killing of teacher surrenders
BAGUIO CITY — A barangay captain who was tagged in the murder of a high school teacher in Abra province surrendered to police on Monday, March 20.
According to the police in Abra’s Bucay town, the suspect, Mike Armando Wilson, 46, of Barangay Dumagas, turned himself in at 10 a.m.
Wilson and four other suspects were charged with murder over the death of Rudy Steward “Estee” Sayen, a teacher at Suyo National High School in Abra’s Pidigan town.
Police said the four other suspects were already nabbed during a hot pursuit operation in September last year.
Sayen, 38, a member of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community, was gunned down along the Abra-Ilocos Sur road in Pidigan’s Barangay Lipcan while on her way to school on September 28.
Police were eyeing a land dispute over small-scale mining claims and old grudges as the possible motives behind the killing. INQ
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