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Murder case filed vs doctor over killing of retired CA justice

January 14, 2022 - Friday 5:01 PM by GDM

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The Department of Justice has filed murder charge against Dr. Ramon Tayag Pangan over the killing retired Court of Appeals Justice Normandie Pizarro.
 
A case briefer from the Department of Justice dated January 13 said prosecutors found evidence to support a finding of probable cause to charge Pangan over Pizarro’s death.
 
“The prosecutors found the following qualifying circumstances to have attended the killing: treachery, abuse of superior strength, evident premeditation, use of a motor vehicle, and ignominy,” it added.
 
Pizarro’s body was found in a state of decomposition in Capas, Tarlac on October 30, 2020 with a “gunshot wound at the head” as reported cause of death after he was reported missing.
 
The DOJ said that Pangan, identified as a frequent companion of Pizarro, admitted in his final affidavit that he “willingly brought the retired justice to the place agreed upon by him and the other unknown malefactors, knowing very well the plan to kill him.”
 
“The prosecutors found that Dr. Pangan’s acts of deliberately misrepresenting to retired Justice Pizarro that he knew of a shortcut route to their destination, to the extent of taking the wheels from the retired Justice and driving the vehicle himself, ensured the delivery of the victim to his killers and, eventually, guaranteed his demise,”  the DOJ added.
 
State prosecutors also recommended to launch another investigation against other personalities to determine their identities and possible participation in the murder of Pizarro and to file a complaint for preliminary investigation before the DOJ.
 
The Information or charge sheet on the case was filed before the Capas, Tarlac Regional Trial Court on December 21, 2021 and the DOJ said they are waiting for updates on the issuance of a warrant of arrest against Pangan.

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