Hearing for parricide case vs woman postponed-A A +A
Sunday, August 10, 2014
THE hearing for the parricide case against a woman which was set last Wednesday was moved to September 25 due to the entry of a private lawyer who will assist in the prosecution.
Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 10 Judge Retrina Fuentes moved the hearing for the parricide case filed against Lucy Fe Concepcion and the murder case of alleged middleman Simplicio Ando to give time for private prosecutor Marcos Chua Jr. to study the case.
Lucy Fe was accused in the murder of her husband Ferdinand by allegedly contracting guns-for-hire on October 31, 2012 at their residence in Catalunan Grande.
Co-respondents in the case are William Carbajal and Allan Maldo.
Simplicio along with his uncle Jesus were also charged after they allegedly played as middlemen in contracting Carbajal and Maldo.
The complaint was filed by the brother of the victim. The complainant claimed that the motive of Lucy Fe was to get the inheritance of her husband.
But Lucy Fe told Sun.Star Davao in an earlier interview that his brother-in-law may have framed her as he wanted to take the inheritance to himself. [Read the related story here.]
Simplicio, in his sworn statement to the police, revealed that he drove the getaway vehicle of the gunmen. After the incident, he and the gunmen met with Lucy Fe to claim the P50,000 payment.
Simplicio admitted to claiming P6,000.
The respondents are also facing frustrated parricide and frustrated murder charges after a foiled slay attempt on Ferdinand on February 16, 2012.
Both Lucy Fe and Simplicio have pleaded not guilty to their crimes in their respective arraignments while authorities have yet to arrest Jesus, Carbajal and Maldo.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 10, 2014.