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PAO helping NBI, PNP solve Silawan’s rape-slay

By: Futch Anthony Inso April 02,2019 - 03:54 PM

Lawyer Persida Acosta said they are now coordinating with the police and the National Bureau of Investigation to ensure the arrest of suspects in the rape and murder of Christine Lee Silawan. / Futch Anthony Inso

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lawyer Persida Acosta, head of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), said that they will be filing a supplemental case against suspects in the killing of Christine Lee Silawan.

Acosta, who was in Cebu today, April 2,  said that they will base their supplemental case on the result of the autopsy that members of their forensic team conducted on Silawan and eye witness accounts.

She told Cebu media in an interview this afternoon that they have “very credible” witnesses that will ensure conviction of two to three suspects in Silawan’s rape-slay.

Read More: PAO forensic team: Christine was raped before she was killed

“We will solve this case as soon as possible. We will file a case within this month in support of the investigation of the PNP and NBI,” Acosta said.

But she did not answer when asked if the 17-year-old suspect, who was earlier arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7),  was among the suspects that they have identified in their investigation.

Read More: Murder complaint filed against 17-year-old suspect in Christine Silawan killing

Acosta said that PAO is now coordinating with the Lapu-Lapu City police in the conduct of a manhunt operation against the perpetrators of Silawan’s brutal killing./dcb

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