Ex-Abra gov Valera convicted for murder of ex-solon Bersamin
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 94 on Wednesday has convicted for murder former Abra Governor Vicente Isidro Valera and two others for the death of former Abra Congressman Luis Bersamin Jr.
Aside from Valera, convicted of two counts of murder and one frustrated murder are Rufino Panday and Leo Bello.
All three were sentenced to suffer reclusion perpetua or up to 40 years imprisonment for the death of Bersamin and his police escort Senior Police Officer 1 Adolfo Ortega.
On the other hand, all accused were meted the penalty of up to 12 years imprisonment for the injury suffered by Bersamin’s driver Allan Sawadan.
Bersamin was shot to death outside Mount Carmel Church in New Manila, Quezon City on December 16, 2006. He is the brother of Supreme Court Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin. Tetch Torres-Tupas/RAM
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