Close  

Parents of slain Enzo Pastor protest removal from CA hearings

Suspects’ bid for freedom, plea to quash arrest warrants at stake
By: - Reporter / @jgamilINQ
/ 12:13 AM July 23, 2016
Enzo Pastor and Dalia Guerrero Pastor (Photo courtesy of Tom Pastor)

Enzo Pastor and Dalia Guerrero Pastor (Photo courtesy of Tom Pastor)

MANILA — The parents of slain racing champion Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor expressed alarm over a Court of Appeals ruling that removed them from the proceedings regarding a petition to quash the arrest warrants issued against the prime suspects in the June 2014 murder case.

The prime suspects making a bid for freedom are Pastor’s widow Dalia, her alleged lover Domingo De Guzman, and the alleged hitman Edgar Angel.

ADVERTISEMENT

In a press conference on Friday, Enzo’s mother Remy said a July 5 resolution of the CA’s Special 17th Division expunged from the records the Pastor family’s opposition to Guerrero’s petition to have the arrest warrants nullified.

Guerrero remains a fugitive and is believed to be in hiding in Indonesia under a false identity, while De Guzman and Angel are currently detained.

FEATURED STORIES

The Pastor family learned of the resolution two days ago when they were furnished a copy by Supt. Rodelio Marcelo, head of the Quezon City Police District’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit. The QCPD remains a party to the CA case since it carried out the arrest of the two male suspects.

deguzman-pastor

Domingo “Sandy” de Guzman and Dalia Guerrero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

According to the resolution, “the opposition… filed by private complainant Tomas Pastor (Enzo’s father) through his counsel Leonardo Mendoza II, is expunged from the records, taking into account that private complainant was not impleaded as a party respondent in the instant petition.”

The ruling was issued by the Special 17th Division composed of the chair, Justice Francisco Acosta, and its members, Justices Myra Garcia-Fernandez and Henri Jean Paul Inting.

Remy said even Marcelo was confused as to why the Pastors and their counsel were disallowed from making a comment on the case.

The Pastors stand as complainants in the murder case currently being heard in a Quezon City court.

With the CA set to issue a resolution on Guerrero’s petition in 15 days, Remy lamented the family’s removal from the proceedings—which she considered a venue where “we can defend our son”— and feared the prospect of the suspects gaining “temporary freedom.”  SFM

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: CA justices, CA Special 17th Division, Court of Appeals, Court of Appeals justices, courts, Crime, crime suspects, crime victim, Dalia Guerrero-Pastor, domingo de guzman, Edgar Angel, Enzo Pastor, Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor, fugitives, Indonesia, Justice, Justice Francisco Acosta, Justice Henri Jean Paul Inting, Justice Myra Garcia-Fernandez, law, Leonardo Mendoza II, litigation, Murder, Nation, news, parricide, petition to quash warrants of arrest, QCPD, QCPD-Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, Quezon City Police District, Remy Pastor, Rodelio Marcelo, Superintendent Rodelio Marcelo, Tomas Pastor, Trial
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.