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Carpio calls for justice for slain Camarines Sur judge

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 6/13/2018 Jimenez, Raffy
Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio © Provided by GMA News Online Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday called for speedy justice for the Camarines Sur trial court judge who was gunned down in front of his house Tuesday afternoon.

In a statement, the senior associate justice said he "condemns in the strongest terms" the killing of Ricky Begino, the presiding judge of the  Metropolital Circuit Trial Court of San Jose-Lagonoy, Camarines Sur.

"He extends his condolences to Judge Begino's bereaved family and calls on the authorities concerned to take all necessary steps with all deliberate speed to do justice for Judge Begino by fully investigating his killing," the statement said.

Begino reportedly survived the gun attack carried out by a suspect identified as Wilfredo Armea but died later in the evening.

At the time of the report, authorities were still on the hunt for the suspect. — Nicole-Anne C. Lagrimas/RSJ, GMA News

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