Double murder raps filed vs cops in teeners’ slay
MANILA - Criminal complaints for double murder, torture, and planting of evidence were filed against Caloocan City police officers involved in the killing of Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo De Guzman last August.
Named respondents were Police Officer (PO) 1 Jeffrey Perez and PO1 Ricky Arquilita, and taxi driver Tomas Bagcal.
The two policemen had claimed that they accosted Arnaiz for allegedly robbing Bagcal that led to a firefight and the eventual killing of the teenager.
The parents of Arnaiz and De Guzman, who served as complainants, have subscribed to their complaint-affidavits before Assistant State Prosecutor Maria Emilia Victorio.
Arnaiz, 19, was last seen with Reynaldo, 14, in Cainta, Rizal before they went missing on August 18.
The 19-year-old’s reTHE mains were found 10 days after the incident, while the body believed to be that of Reynaldo was found floating in a creek in Gapan, Nueva Ecija last September 5.
Arnaiz sustained five gunshot wounds while Reynaldo had 30 stab wounds.