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Carpio urges authorities to act swiftly to resolve killing of Cam Sur judge

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Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday deplored the murder of Camarines Sur Metropolitan Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) Judge Ricky Begino.

In a statement, he said: ” We condemn in the strongest terms the killing of the Honorable Presiding Judge Ricky Begino of the Metropolitan Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) of San Jose-Lagonoy, Camarines Sur.”

He urged authorities to immediately conduct an investigation and to bring those responsible to justice.

” The authorities concerned [should] take all the necessary steps with all deliberate speed to do justice for Judge Begino by fully investigating his killing,” Carpio said.

Regino was killed in his own home in Presentacion town when the suspect identified as Wilfredo Armea shot him on his neck.

He was brought to the hospital for treatment but died at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Armea was arrested in a follow-up police operation.

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