The Philippine National Police (PNP) has released former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office board member Sandra Cam from the PNP Custodial Center.
PNP PIO chief Police Colonel Red Maranan, quoted by GMA News, said “Ms. Sandra Cam was released on January 16 after her case was dismissed. She was escorted by our police officers to her home.”
Maranan said Cam was released around 10:50 p.m. on Monday, hours after the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 42 acquitted her and her son, Marco Martin Cam, and five others of murder over the killing of a vice mayor in Masbate in 2019.
Cam and the others were released after the prosecution failed to prove their guilt beyond reasonable doubt, GMA News reported.
The said case stemmed from the attack that killed vice mayor Charlie Yuson III and wounded his companion Alberto Alforte IV while they were having breakfast in Sampaloc, Manila on October 9, 2019.
In a radio interview, PNP chief General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said he directed for Cam and her son to be escorted to ensure their safety.
“Para nang sa ganoon ay wala hong masamang mangyari sa kanila. Mahirap
ho ‘yan. Baka biglang sa harap ng bahay nila ay may mangyaring masama
ay kasalanan na naman po ng pulis (So that nothing bad will happen to them. It is difficult. Something could have happened to them in front of their home and it would have been the police’s fault),” Azurin said.