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NBI files murder raps vs Marcos, 27 for Mayor Espinosa’s slay

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CIDG Region 8 Director Marvin Marcos defends himself during the Nov. 23, 2016 joint hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs the Senate committee on justice and human rights on the killing of jailed Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed multiple murder charges against 28 persons in connection with the Nov. 5 police killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.

NBI spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin confirmed Monday that Supt. Marvin Marcos, the suspended chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Eastern Visayas, was among those facing the multiple murder charge.

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“It was filed with the Department of Justice last Friday,” Lavin, who attended the Senate inquiry into the killing of Mayor Espinosa, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Marcos and a unit of the CIDG-Region 8 raided the cells of Mayor Espinosa and another inmate at the Baybay sub-provincial jail last Nov. 5 in search of drugs and firearms there. Espinosa and the other inmate were killed in the police operation after police claimed the men fired back at them.

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Senators have described Mayor Espinosa’s killing as “premeditated” based on the suspicious manner by which the CIDG team carried out the raid.  Senators holding a congressional investigation on the killing of Mayor Espinosa later learned that both Mayor Espinosa and his son Kerwin named Marcos and two of his men as being on his payroll.  SFM

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