The police officer who was caught on tape while shooting his two neighbors (mother and son) to death in Paniqui, Tarlac, and went viral on social media has reportedly pleaded not guilty to murder charges filed against him. Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca entered a “not guilty” plea on Thursday (January 7) during his arraignment at the Paniqui, Tarlac Regional Trial Court Branch 106.
Nuezca will be tried for two counts of murder for the death of Sonya Gregorio and her son Frank Anthony on December 20 last year. The next hearing is scheduled on February 4, and the family of the murdered victims is said to have already secured witnesses who would testify against the police in court. Inquirer also reports that the Philippine National Police had started processing the dismissal of Nuezca from the service.
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