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Drug case vs. Ex-Albuera, Leyte mayor junked

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The drug case against the late Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Senior has been dismissed.

Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 26 Judge Silvino Panfilo Jr. ruled that a criminal complaint against a person who has died is considered junked.

The mayor was shot dead while in detention in Baybay City Provincial Jail on November 5, 2016 during a raid conducted by the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG).

Police claimed the mayor died in a shootout.

Espinosa's son Kerwin did not go through arraigment today for his drug cases.

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This is because the court will first hear the motion to quash the information filed by the defendant.

The court set the arraignment for Kerwin on October 20, 2017.


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