Cases filed against suspects of Davantes slay
MANILA, Philippines - The Metro Manila Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Tuesday, September 24, filed cases of qualified carnapping and robbery with homicide against 6 individuals connected to the death of Kae Davantes.
The filling comes almost 3 week after Davantes, an advertising executive, was found dead — gagged, hands tied, and stabbed — under a bridge in Silang, Cavite. Investigators were facing a blank wall for weeks until the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) apprehended the first suspect in the case.
The 6 were identified as:
- Reggie Diel (under arrest)
- Lloyd Benedict Enriquez (under arrest)
- Samuel Decimo (under NBI custody)
- Kelvin Jorek Evangelista (at large)
- Jomar Pepito (at large)
- Baser Minalang (at large)
Cases were filed through inquest proceedings before Attorney Omar Casimiro of the prosecution at the National Prosecution Office.
Diel and Enriquez are detained at the Southern Metro Manila CIDG pending the approval of the chief state prosecutor, said the Philippine National Police. Decimo confessed before media and the NBI his involvement in the killing of Davantes.
Vince Davantes, Kae's uncle, was also present during the proceeding to act the as the complainant in behalf of the family. -Rappler.com