Murder witness ambushed

BINMALEY Police is still facing a blank wall in the investigation of the killing of reportedly a vital witness in a murder of a suspected jueteng lord in this town.

P/Supt Mona Asis, identified the victim as Estardy Terrado Manaois, 57, job order employee in the municipal government of Binmaley and a resident of Barangay Linoc.

Initial investigation showed Manaois was on his way home at around 8:38 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, driving his motorcycle on his way home from a night shift duty when he was shot by two suspects riding a motorcycle in tandem.

Manaois sustained gunshot wounds in his abdomen and was rushed to Specialist Group Hospital and Trauma Center in Dagupan City but expired while undergoing treatment.

The SOCO team recovered six cartridges of cal. 45 pistol at the crime scene.

Asis, said Binmaley Police continue to look into the murder case into the possibility that the motive might be related to a murder and frustrated murder wherein the victim is a prime witness. (Nora Dominguez)