76-year old man goes scot free over accidental shooting, death of 9-year old girl

Labo, Camarines Norte. Photo courtesy Wikipedia.org

LABO, Camarines Norte – A 76-year old barber goes scot free over the technicality of law after accidentally shooting down and injuring a 9-year old girl who died later at a hospital.

The victim was Margie Francisco Estonanto, 9 years old, Grade 3 pupil, who was born on December 9, 2007 at Casiguran, Sorsogon. Margie was a resident of Purok 1, Barangay Daguit, Labo, Camarines Norte.

The suspect is Marcial Adano Segundo, 76 years old, married, a barber. Also a resident of Purok 1, Barangay Daguit, Labo, Camarines Norte.

The suspect was freed after the victim died of medical operation; failure of the victim’s family to submit supporting medical documents; and absence of photos.

Labo police said the incident pertains to the shooting incident that transpired on 10:30 pm, Friday, August 18.

Updated report said at around 2:00 PM of August 20, 2017, a case was filed for Frustrated Homicide against the suspect before the Provincial Prosecutors Office but was denied by Hon. Omar Manlapas due to lack of pertinent documents such as the medical certificate and some pictures of the victim.

The medical certificate was not issued by the Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital because the issuing office was closed during the weekend.

Also, the family of the victim refused to take photographs of the said minor.

According to Labo police report, the minor victim had undergone a major operation at Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital but passed away at around 9:00 AM of August 20, 2017.

Police released the suspect after the reglementary period. [BicolToday.com]

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