In two homicide cases, AYALIN PLEADS GUILTY

Former Barangay Captain Noel Ayalin of Brgy. Kapitan Ramon in Silay City pleaded guilty to the charge of two counts of attempted homicide at the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) after arraignment yesterday morning at the Hall of Justice (HOJ) in Silay City.

Noel Ayalin

MTCC Judge Eunice Guance immediately read the decision to Ayalin for 3 months "arresto mayor" to maximum of prison correctional with a minimum of 1 year and 6 months imprisonment for each case at the Special Intensive Care Area (SICA) of Bacolod City District Jail.

The complainants were Jeffrey Latorgo, Ayalin’s godson and Joemarie Occeña. Both no longer ask for indemnity against the suspect ,claiming they are already satisfied with the decision.

Ayalin was assisted by the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) legal counsel, Atty. Maria Lico, whom the judge sought and assigned to Ayalin.

Meanwhile, Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 69 Judge Felipe Banzon deferred the arraignment of Ayalin to June 9.

Ayalin who is facing 3 counts of qualified direct assault with murder and four qualified frustrated murder is being charged at the RTC Branch 69.

No bail is recommended for the cases under RTC Branch 69.

Banzon did not proceed with the arraignment for failure of Ayalin to have his private lawyer or PAO to assist him.

Ayalin was whisked from Bacolod city District Jail escorted personally by Jail Chief Inspector Larry Fuentes, considered as "high risk" personality, Silay City PNP under Supt. Jacob Crisostomo secured the Hall of Justice and prevented victims’ relatives to come near Ayalin.

Ayalin was accused of killing Kagawad members Luzviminda Cotamen, Pedrito Orocio, Freddie Juño and Youth Council chairperson 16-year old Aimee Occeña last March 6, 2011.

He also wounded several others, including incumbent Barangay Captain Ramon Celebre.

He was arrested in Iba, Zambales on May 5, 2014.* (CMGarde)




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