Policeman Jonel Nuezca, the officer who killed a mother and her son in Tarlac, has been indicted for double murder.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Tarlac upon inquest, found probable cause to indict Nuezca for two counts of murder.
The charges were filed before the Paniqui, Tarlac Regional Trial Court.The policeman shot Sonya Rufino Gregorio, 52, and her son, Frank Anthony, residents of Barangay Cabayaoasan during a heated confrontation. Mother and son died.
Nuezca, who has a history of criminal and administrative cases, surrendered to police after the incident.
Guevarra earlier said the Department of Justice will ensure justice is served.
Nuezca reportedly went to the house of the victims, both unarmed civilians, after hearing an explosion caused by a “boga,” an improvised cannon made of PVC pipes usually used during New Year celebrations. The suspect shot each of the victims twice in the head.