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‘Not guilty’ plea for Nuezca

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Lawyers for P/Master Sgt. Jonel Nuezca of the Paranaque Crime Laboratory have entered a “not guilty” in connection with the double murder charges he faces in court.


Remember him?


Nuezca was identified as the individual who was seen on phonecam fatally shooting his two neighbors – Sonya Gregorio, 52, and her son Frank – in the front yard of their house in Paniqui, Tarlac last December 20, 2020.


The video of the gruesome shooting immediately went viral and was seen by the world on social media, prompting officials to send him to jail.


The video purported to show the suspect and the Gregorios engaged in a heated argument when he inexplicably lost his temper and fired at the victims with his service pistol pointblank.


“Putang-ina, gusto mo tapusin na kita ngayon,” Nuezca was reportedly heard on the video clip as saying.


Paniqui police said the Gregorios and Nuezca had been feuding over a right-of-way issue, which the latter resented.


(Note: PNP officials have announced the dismissal from service of Nuezca. He was slapped with administrative charges, including grave misconduct for 2 counts of murder.)

Photo: Philippine Star


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