By Jeffrey Damicog
A Department of Justice (DOJ) panel of prosecutors has been picked to conduct the preliminary investigation on the criminal complaint filed against Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Sandra Cam and her co-respondents over their alleged involvement in the killing of a Masbate vice mayor last year.
“A panel has been selected to conduct the preliminary investigation,” said Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Anthony Fadullon.
Fadullon said Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera has been chosen to chair the panel.
The other panel members are Assistant State Prosecutor Josie Christina Dugay and Prosecution Attorney Eugene Yusi.
The case concerns the death of Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III who was killed in Sampaloc, Manila on October 9, 2019 while visiting his brother there. His companion was also hurt during the shooting.
The National Bureau of Investigation-Death Investigation Division (NBI-DID) filed the complaint before the DOJ on February 21 on behalf of complainant Lalaine Yuson, the wife of slain victim.
In the complaint, the respondents were accused of having committed murder and frustrated murder.
The other respondents in the case were Cam’s son Marco Martin Cam, Nelson Cambaya, Junel Gomez, Bradford Solis, Juanito De Luna, and Rigor Dela Cruz.
The complaint was filed after the NBI-DID conducted an investigation based on the accusations made by Lalaine who accused the Cams as the ones behind the killing.
The PCSO executive previously denied she was behind in the killing as she claimed that she only got dragged into the case since her son ran against the victim’s son, Charmax Jan Yuson in the 2019 mayoral elections in Masbate.