A 19-year-old former University of the Philippines student from Cainta, Rizal went missing for 10 days. Carl Angelo Arnaiz was found in a morgue in Caloocan City, with the post-mortem analysis showing that he was tortured before he was killed.
Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Rueda Acosta said results of the analysis made by the PAO’s forensic laboratory services last Sunday reported how Arnaiz was physically attacked before being shot dead.
Acosta mentions Arnaiz’s eyes were bruised with some discoloration because of punches, and his wrists were wounded and swollen with handcuff marks.
It also shows that he had five “entry” gun shot wounds, four in the chest and one in his right arm.
“In-examine po ang bangkay n’ya at nakitaan po ng mga bakas ng torture at pambubugbog sa kanyang katawan at ‘yong bakas ng posas sa kanyang dalawang kamay,” Acotsa said during an interview with dzMM radio on Monday, Sept. 4.
Senators are alarmed over the killing of another teen in Caloocan City, and with it just two days apart after the death of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos on Aug. 16.
Senator Sonny Angara condemned the “execution type of killing” of Carl Angelo Arnaiz on Monday.
In a text message to Inquirer, Angara said Arnaiz’s killing “looks like a repeat of the Kian killing,” committed by police.
“The PAO reports an execution type of killing with bullet wounds in the back. This is simply unacceptable,” he mentioned.
The senator added the Philippine National Police (PNP) should be taught about “proper law enforcement” as “their role is to bring suspects to justice and not be executioners.”
“We should teach our police proper law enforcement and that their role is to bring suspects to justice and not be executioners. We don’t need killing machines we need speedy fair and efficient justice machines that people can trust, and don’t fear,” Angara said.
Senator JV Ejercito added in a text message, “It’s a cause for concern. (Two) teen age killings one after the other. No excuse to kill a minor.”
“Hope this will be the last of killings involving the youth.”
PAO did its job by filing murder charges. Hope this will be the last of killings involving the youth.
— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) September 4, 2017
According to the Caloocan police, Arnaiz had marijuana leaves in his possession.
17-year-old Kian delos Santos was shot by cops while he was on the ground, being accused of being a drug runner.
Triggered? You should be.