Mayor held on charges of murder

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LEGAZPI CITY, Albay: Former Lupi mayor Jovy Osabal and her husband radio broadcaster Joe Osabal have detained on murder charges after they surrendered on Thursday to a trial court judge, who issued a warrant for their arrest, officials said.

The Osabal couple, who were linked to the murder of Lupi mayor Raul Matamorosa in 2013, surrendered to Judge Valentin Pura and were detained at the Tinangis Penal Farm in Pili, Camarines Sur, the officials said.

“The Osabal couple has applied for bail, but they are facing a non-bailable offense,” a court official said.

Jovy Osabal was vice mayor and she succeeded the slain mayor. She lost the post to the Bobby Mata-morosa, brother of the slain mayor, in the 2013 elections.


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