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amended: homicide raps against theresa torres, suspect in amiel alcantara death case

Victim’s family wants homicide raps vs driver

 

By Julie M. Aurelio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 00:05:00 03/13/2009

MANILA, Philippines – The family of the Ateneo grade school student who was killed after he was hit by a van on campus asked a Quezon City court Thursday to upgrade the charges against the driver to homicide from reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.

“Their beloved Amiel was killed willfully through the deliberate unlawful act of accused Ma. Teresa Songco Torres. She should therefore be indicted for homicide,” the lawyers of Jose Fernando Alcantara – father of the victim, 10-year-old Julian Carlo Miguel “Amiel” Alcantara – said in their seven-page motion to Judge Jose Bautista Jr. of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 107.

“We want it to be upgraded to homicide because we believe there was an intent to kill. It’s up to the accused to prove that it was not intentional,” one of the lawyers, Rafael Aquino, said.

Based on the lawyers’ motion, Torres, also known as Ma. Teresa Torres-Laqui, was driving at more than 25 kilometers per hour when she hit Amiel.

“The actuation of accused in slamming her van’s accelerator to the floor in the manner of a car in a drag race toward the direction of Amiel was certainly willful and deliberate as there is no way that it could have stemmed from an inexcusable lack of precaution on her part which is the definition of reckless imprudence,” they said.

Homicide, Aquino pointed out, presumes an intent to kill on the part of the accused, while reckless imprudence does not.

“How would you explain that she was driving at such a high speed …na parang kapabayaan lang (that it was just negligence?)” he asked. Torres was set to be arraigned Thursday but this was reset to March 20.

read in full here: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/metro/view/20090313-193835/Victims-family-wants-homicide-raps-vs-driver

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  1. jonas
    March 20, 2009 at 1:15 am

    ANG GALING NG ABOGADO nila mr. alcantara…..

    Sana huwag ma grant ng court yun petition….

    kawawa si amiel…

    kasi makakalaya si Mrs Torres…

    “”Their beloved Amiel was killed willfully through the deliberate unlawful act of accused Ma. Teresa Songco Torres. She should therefore be indicted for homicide,””

    SINONG LUKO LUKO ANG MANINIWALA SA STATEMENT NA IYAN….

    maski isang 1st year law student… kayang maging abugado ni mrs torres kung yun ang charges sa kanya…

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