Police see wife’s hand in Enzo Pastor slay
The wife of Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor is now considered as one of the primary suspects in the car racer’s murder, the police said. Video by Aries Joseph Hegina/INQUIRER.net
MANILA, Philippines—The wife of Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor is now considered as one of the primary suspects in the car racer’s murder, the police said.
The police are eyeing love triangle as the motive behind Pastor’s June 12 murder, with Dahlia Guerrero, his wife, considered as primary suspect who allegedly plotted with arrested businessman Domingo “Sandy” de Guzman III and Pasay City policeman PO2 Edgar Angel.
“She helped in assisting,” said Police Director Benjamin Magalong, PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief, when asked if Guerrero had a hand in plotting Pastor’s murder.
De Guzman is allegedly a lover of Guerrero, Chief Inspector Rodelio Marcelo, Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) said in a press briefing at the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Wednesday.
Guerrero and Pastor have two sons aged seven and five.
Marcelo said a manhunt operation had been launched against Guerrero who remains at large.
Angel, who served as a policeman for 16 years, admitted in his extra-judicial confession that he shot Pastor in exchange for P100,000 from De Guzman.
Marcelo said Angel is a family friend of De Guzman. De Guzman is also the godfather of the policeman’s children.
In the same briefing, Thomas Pastor, the victim’s father, revealed that they lost contact with Guerrero 40 days after her husband’s death.
”We are very much saddened that this would turn out this way,” the elder Pastor added.
Marcelo said Angel was arrested last August 23 by the police in a buy-bust operation in Barangay (village) Libis, Quezon City for selling 100 grams of shabu to a poseur buyer.
Police said that after Angel’s arrest, he was pointed as the alleged gunman of Pastor.
Angel revealed to the police that de Guzman promised to pay him “bonus money” for killing Pastor.
“De Guzman did not know that PO2 Angel was already under police custody when he agreed to give PO2 Angel his supposed bonus,” police said.
On Tuesday afternoon, an entrapment operation in Muntinlupa City yielded to the arrest of De Guzman, who was about to give Angel his bonus.
Both de Guzman and Angel are currently detained in the QCPD headquarters.
Police said they would undergo inquest proceedings later Wednesday for violations of Section 5 and 11, Article 2 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.
In an interview after the briefing, Pastor thanked President Benigno Aquino III, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II and the police for the recent development in the case.
The case prompted Roxas to order the Philippine National Police (PNP) to form special investigation teams to look into such high-profile cases, including the murder of Pastor and hotel chain owner Richard King in Davao City.
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