Guevarra willing to create probe team to investigate lawyer’s killing in Pampanga

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday expressed willingness to create a special investigating team should the murders of a lawyer and his driver in Sta. Rita, Pampanga are “extra-judicial killings arising from certain advocacies.”

” We will initially let the PNP(Philippine National Police) take the lead in investigating this latest incident, but if there are any indications that the case falls under AO 35 (Administrative Order 35), the DOJ will create a special investigating team,” Guevarra said in a message.

AO 35 created the inter-agency committee on extra-legal killings, enforced disappearances, torture, and other grave violations of right to life, liberty, and security of persons.

On Tuesday morning, unidentified gunmen shot dead Atty. Anselmo “Sato” Carlos and his driver Marcial Mendoza in Sta. Rita town, Pampanga.

Both died on the spot, while the assailants fled on board a motorcycle.

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