Prime suspect in Batocabe slay now out on bail
Former Albay town mayor Carlwyn Baldo, the alleged mastermind in the murder of Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe last December, was released from detention on Monday.
This was after Baldo posted a bail bond for his temporary liberty.
Baldo was facing two counts of murder, one for Batocabe and another for the latter’s police aide, Master Sgt. Orlando Diaz.
Baldo was tagged as the alleged mastermind in the sensational killing. He denied any responsibility.
He was arrested last January for illegal possession of firearms but was out on bail.
Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted Baldo for two counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder after a probable cause was established during preliminary investigation.
Also charged were five others namely Christopher Naval, Emmanuel Rosello, Jaywin Babor, Henry Yuson, and Rolando Arimado.
Batocabe and his security escort were shot dead by unidentified men in a remote village in Daraga town last December 22.