Police nab suspect in killing of Zambo judge

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police on Monday said it arrested the prime suspect in the killing of a judge in Zamboanga City.

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Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca, a regional police spokesman, said Mohamad Alkhalidz Amisali was arrested at Sunrise Drive in Talon-Talon village. Huesca said three witnesses have identified Amisali as one of two alleged gunmen who attacked Judge Reynerio Estacio of the Regional Trial Court’s Branch 14.

“The suspect was positively identified and pinpointed by three witnesses as the very person who shot and killed Judge Reynerio Estacio,” Huesca said.

He said Estacio was driving his car with his wife Teresita on their way to work when the gunmen ambushed him in Tugbungan village. Estacio died on the way to the hospital.

Estacio had held various high profile criminal cases in Zam–boanga—from murders to drugs to politics, among others—and was even cited by the government for his convictions of human traffickers.

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