• Kin of slain advertising exec still cry for justice

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    THE family of slain advertising executive Kristelle “Kae” Davantes on Friday said that justice remains elusive for their murdered kin as they visited her tomb at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City.

    Although five suspects have already been arrested by authorities in connection with the robbery and slaying of Kae, the family is still crying for justice.

    Vicente Davantes, Kae’s uncle and the spokesman of the family, said they are also praying that the 25-year-old advertising executive has rested in peace with the Creator.

    “Of course, we wish and pray that she may rest in peace with the Lord,” he told The Manila Times in a text message.

    Besides Vicente, Kae’s siblings and even boyfriend Ben Ong also visited her tomb.

    He added that they are still waiting for the suspects to personally ask for forgiveness for what they did to Kae.

    Since the arrest of the five suspects, Davantes said, they have not seen any remorse from them for brutally killing Kae.

    Suspects Samuel Decimo, Kelvin Jorek Evangelista and Komar Pepito are set to be arraigned next week at the Las Piñas City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

    Judge Salvador Timbang Jr. of the Las Piñas City RTC Branch 253 had already arraigned Reggie Diel and Lloyd Benedict Enriquez on October 17 for whom the judge entered a not guilty plea after the suspects refused to enter any plea.

    The suspects are facing charges of robbery with homicide filed against them by the Davantes family.

    Davantes was last seen alive driving her car out of a parking lot at the Bonifacio Global City at around 1 a.m. of September 7, where she had a night out with office colleagues.

    Her body was found the following morning under a bridge in Silang Cavite, with the mouth gagged and both hands tied by a car seatbelt.

    The account executive was strangled by the cable of her laptop computer and stabbed in the neck.

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