Manila RTC acquits Sandra Cam, others of murder rap

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THE Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Manila has acquitted former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Sandra Cam, her son and five others of the murder charges filed against them in connection with the killing of Batuan Masbate town vice mayor Charlie Yuson III in Sampaloc, Manila in 2019.

This was disclosed by lawyer Buenaventura Miranda, who represented Cam and his son Marco Martin, during the trial of the case before the sala Manila RTC Branch 42 Presiding Judge Dinah Aguila-Topacio. Miranda said the court ruled that “the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt the guilt of the accused.”

Yuson, his aide Alberto Alforte and Wilfredo Pineda were having breakfast at an eatery in Sampaloc, Manila when they were attacked on October 10, 2019.

Alforte and Pineda were injured in the incident.

Cam has denied the accusation, saying her family  has no knowledge or involvement in Yuson’s killing.

It can be recalled that Marco Martin lost to Yuson’s son, Charmax Jan, in the 2019 mayoralty race in Batuan town.