Wife of slain racer Enzo Pastor ordered arrested
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 91 ordered the arrest of Dalia Guerrero-Pastor who is facing a case of parricide for the death of her husband international race car driver Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor.
No bail was recommended for her temporary liberty.
A copy of the arrest warrant was given to the Chief of the Warrant and Subpoena Unit, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for execution.
Guerrero has been in hiding since the case was filed with the Department of Justice (DOJ).
In a resolution released last February, the DOJ said there was enough evidence to charge Guerrero, 28, in the killing of Pastor on June 12, 2014, in Quezon City.
The resolution was written by Assistant State Prosecutor Susan Villanueva and approved by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Richard Anthony Fadullon and Prosecutor General Claro Arellano.
“[I]t is respectfully recommended that the attached informations for violation of Article 246 (Parricide) and Article 248 (Murder) of the Revised Penal Code be filed against respondents Dahlia Guerrero-Pastor and Domingo De Guzman III y Villaruel, respectively,” the DOJ resolution said.
De Guzman allegedly masterminded the killing.
The DOJ said that while there was no direct evidence against the two, it pointed to “interlocking circumstantial evidence that would point to their connivance in the commission of the crime.”
Among the “interlocking circumstantial evidence” cited by the DOJ was the testimony of housemaid Chona Domen who gave details on the supposed illicit relationship of Guerrero and De Guzman.
The prosecution also pointed to the testimony of alleged gunman policeman Edgar Angel who said De Guzman told him to kill Pastor for allegedly beating Dalia.
Angel claimed that he met De Guzman and Guerrero in the Port of Manila and that he was instructed to kill Pastor the following day.
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Likewise, the DOJ said Guerrero’s refusal to appear during the preliminary investigation of the case can be taken against her since “flight is indicative of guilt.”
Pastor was shot to death at the corner of Congressional and Visayas Avenues in Quezon City while on his way to attend a car racing competition in Pampanga.
He succumbed to gunshot wounds in the head, neck and arms. IDL
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