matuto wrote: »
Judge Tolentino's refusal to admit DNA evidence just shows that she wasn't really after the truth. Doesn't she feel guilty for what she did? This is outright denial of justice.
hawkeye_2010 wrote: »
Many forget the testimonies of others in the case; the two housemaids, the testimonies of the guard(s) in BF homes, the testimony of the common-law wife of the accomplice policeman. Many also forget that the group were suspects since 1991. Many just focus on the "drug addict" Jessica Alfaro. One should also remember that HW too was sky high on drugs as well, a know druggie, something even the family hasn't denied. HW is GUILTY, if not mistaken identity for another brother, I'm sure you've heard the rumors already. Who was more closely associated with the other convicted felons? HW or?
nachton wrote: »
The defense also tried to prove Alfaro's motive in testifying against petitioners. She was questioned about her brother, Patrick Alfaro, and her uncle, Roberto Alfaro. Jessica Alfaro allegedly admitted that her brother, Patrick, was a drug addict and was arrested once by the NBI for illegal possession of drugs and that he is presently in the United States. When defense counsel inquired about the circumstances of Patrick's departure for the United States, the prosecution objected to the questions on the ground of irrelevancy. Respondent judge sustained the objection.http://www.chanrobles.com/cralaw199781.htm
Takler wrote: »
If SC should acquit him based only on lower court's failure to admit DNA test evidence, Hubert Webb may have the right to file for state compensation for his hardships and sufferings in prison.
How much is his 15 years?
nachton wrote: »
Compensation for person wrongfully convicted urged
By MARIO B. CASAYURAN
August 19, 2010, 6:07pm
A person wrongfully convicted of a crime must be compensated by the State, Senator Loren Legarda said on Thursday.
This came after Legarda filed Senate Bill 1409 and stressed the principle that the State is the guardian of the peoples rights and is thus mandated to protect the rights of persons wrongfully convicted of a crime.
The Legarda measure seeks to compensate the victim by as much as twice the amount of his or her income during the year prior to his or her incarceration or the amount of P100,000 for each year of incarceration whichever is higher to indemnify him or her for the loss, injury and damage brought about by such wrongful conviction.
Legarda conceded that no justice system is perfect.
There have been certain cases when the Supreme Court, upon review, reversed the decisions of the lower courts and decided to acquit the person wrongfully convicted, she said.
She stressed that a Supreme Courts reversal of the ruling of the lower court consequently means that a person not otherwise guilty of the crime for which he or she was charged had been jailed for a crime he or she did not commit.
The measure requires that the claimant should have established the following by clear and convincing evidence:
-He was unjustly convicted of a crime and subsequently sentenced to a term of imprisonment, and has served all or any part of his sentence.
-He did not commit the crime for which was convicted.
-He did not, by his own conduct, cause or bring about his conviction.http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/273228/compensation-person-wrongfully-convicted-urged
Gunnar wrote: »
Kelan ba lalabas ang hatol ng Supreme Court?