Au­topsy shows slay vic­tim shot at ‘arm’s length’

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - RE­PORTER NES­TLE L SEMILLA .

THE Cebu City Po­lice Of­fice (CCPO) called on the pub­lic to help lo­cate the fam­ily of the vic­tim who was shot down by vil­lage watch­men or ronda tan­ods in Barangay Er­mita, Cebu City, at past mid­night last Tues­day.

This came as au­topsy re­sults on the re­mains of Len­don Abade­nas, not Abad­i­nas as ear­lier re­ported, showed that the vic­tim was shot at arm’s length.

SPO2 Wet­zel Berry, Cebu City po­lice Homi­cide Sec­tion in­ves­ti­ga­tor said no one had come for­ward to claim the re­mains of Abade­nas.

Abade­nas’ re­mains in­terred at the fu­neral par­lor in N. Ba­calso Ave., Cebu City, as of yes­ter­day.

“Based on the log­book of Er­mita Barangay Hall, his name is Len­don Abade­nas who lives in Pardo,” Berry said.

Berry said de­spite the ab­sence of fam­ily mem­bers, they al­ready con­ducted an au­topsy on Abade­nas.

The au­topsy showed that Abade­nas was shot at arm’s length, Berry said.

It con­tra­dicted Sanchez’s claim that he and Abade­nas grap­pled for pos­ses­sion of his .45 pis­tol when Abade­nas al­legedly tried to es­cape.

“The doc­tor who con­ducted the au­topsy said it was not that close range since the skin was not burnt. This showed that Abade­nas was shot at arm’s length,” Berry said.

The 36-year-old Abade­nas was es­corted by at least three barangay tan­ods out of the Er­mita Barangay Hall de­ten­tion cell to the nearby Car­bon po­lice precinct when he was shot dead just five steps from the barangay hall.

The po­lice ar­rested and filed mur­der charges against tan­ods Jun­niel Sanchez and Jerome Mi­ral. /

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