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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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Guard in ‘cop slay'
refuses paraffin test

The security guard, who allegedly shot and killed a policeman on Saturday at a beach resort in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, has refused to undergo a paraffin test, Chief Inspector Jake Barila, Hinigaran police chief, said yesterday.

Barila said he respects the decision of the suspect identified as Joey Belinario, a security guard assigned at the Canonoy Beach Resort in Brgy. Miranda, Hinigaran, for his refusal, as he is entitled against self-incrimination, which is a constitutional right of a person.

Police Officer 2 Britches Talapiero, a member of the Bacolod City Police Office Station 5, was declared dead on arrival at the Hinigaran Medical Clinic, after he was shot in the back allegedly by Belenario, Barila said.

The killing of Talapiero took place after he also shot Leslie John Dojillo at a beach resort in Hinigaran as an offshoot of a commotion between the groups of the police officer and Dojillo.

While Belinario refused to undergo a paraffin test, his issued Armscor 12 gauge shotgun and the 9mm Glock pistol of Talapiero were subjected to ballistic tests by the PNP Crime Laboratory, Barila said.

As soon as they secure the affidavits of the brother of Talapiero, and the autopsy result on Talapiero, Barila said they will immediately file murder charges against against Belinario, who is now in jail.*GPB






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