No escape! DOJ: 6 of Antonio Sanchez’s co-accused still in jail

The Department of Justice on Monday assured the public that the co-accused of former Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez are still behind bars.

“The info that we got from prison officials is that they are still doing time,” DOJ spokesman and Undersecretary Mark Perete.

Sanchez’s co-accused are then Calauan town police deputy Chief George Medialdea, Luis Corcolon, Rogelio “Boy” Corcolon, Zoilo Ama, Baldwin Brio, and Pepito Kawit.

Sanchez hogged the headlines once again after it was reported recently that he maybe out from prison soon.

This was because of a new law increasing good conduct time allowance of prisoners (Republic Act 10592), and a recent Supreme Court decision applying this law retroactively.

Sanchez was convicted for the 1993 rape and murder of University of the Philippines Los Baños students Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez.

The verdict was handed down on March 11, 1995 by Judge Harriet Demetriou, who said that the rape and murder of Sarmenta and Gomez were “a plot seemingly hatched in hell.”

The SC upheld the Laguna regional trial court ruling in 1999 against Sanchez, who is currently serving his sentence of seven terms of reclusion perpetua at the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City.

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