Zamboanga del Norte judge shot dead, CJ condemns killing

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Zamboanga del Norte regional trial court Judge Reymar L. Lacaya of Branch 11 was shot dead by still unidentified assailants on Thursday afternoon in Liloy town.

Lacaya was the 30th judge to be slain while in judicial service since 1999.

Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin immediately condemned the killing and urged police authorities to expedite their investigation into Lacaya’s murder.

“The entire Judiciary condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of Judge Lacaya. I am urging the authorities to exert their best efforts for the immediate apprehension of those responsible for Judge Lacaya’s death,” Bersamin said.

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