Juan Alfonso Abastillas - updates

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Murdered US Marine's mom, sis want justice

Aug 17, 2013 - 8:36 AM

Family members of a murdered US Marine fly to the Philippines for the first time to demand justice

Bail for Makati murder suspects granted

Feb 22, 2013 - 12:26 PM

The 4 suspects in a high profile murder case of a US Marine in Makati will pay P300 000 bail

STABBED IN THE NECK. This is the exact moment when one of the 4 suspects brings his hand close the victim's neck. The victim is already bleeding in the next fragment of the CCTV video. Photo from case file

Alleged killer of US Marine identified in video

Feb 07, 2013 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED The description of the assailant matches the features of Juan Alfonso Abastillas one of the 4 suspects according to a police expert

STABBED IN THE NECK. This is the exact moment when one of the 4 suspects brings his hand close the victim's neck. The victim is already bleeding in the next fragment of the CCTV video. Photo from case file

Stab fatal for American in Makati - medical officer

Jan 24, 2013 - 7:27 PM

The cause of death was the stab wound to the neck says PNP coroner Voltaire Nulud

Makati murder suspects did not provoke victim - witness

Jan 17, 2013 - 7:27 PM

Questioned by the defense the security guard who witnessed the crime admits the victim landed the first punch

SOLE EYEWITNESS. Rockwell security guard Jose Rommel Saavedra saw the whole stabbing incident in Makati. Photo by Carlos Santamaria

Gag order in Makati murder trial?

Jan 10, 2013 - 6:25 PM

Lawyers for the 4 suspects claim that showing the CCTV footage on social media is destroying their reputation

GAG ORDER URGED. The defense does not want this video to be uploaded anymore on social media. Screenshot from video courtesy of Makati police

Digital imaging to expose killer of U.S. Marine in Makati

Dec 20, 2012 - 7:29 PM

The prosecution has subpoenaed the original CCTV footage and wants it checked by an expert in digital imaging

ANALYZE THIS. The CCTV footage shows the moment when one or two of the suspects stab Anikow with a tactical knife in front of the Rockwell security checkpoint beside the Bel-Air gate in Makati. Screenshot from video courtesy of the Makati police

Suspects in Makati slay ask for bail on murder charges

Dec 13, 2012 - 5:45 PM

The defendants want to put the burden of proof on the prosecution so the judge will grant them bail on a non bailable offense

SUSPECTS. From left to right and top to bottom: Galicano Datu III, Crispin de la Cruz, Juan Alfonso Abastillas and Osric Cabrera. Collage by Emil Mercado from images courtesy of Makati police

Reduce charge to homicide, says suspect in Marine's murder

Dec 10, 2012 - 7:32 PM

One of the suspects in the murder of a US Marine in Makati has hired two controversial lawyers to defend him in court

REVERSE CHARGES. Makati murder suspect Osric Cabrera wants the murder charge against him to be reversed to homicide, a bailable offense. Photo courtesy of his sister Aoui Cabrera

4 indicted for murdering US Marine in Makati

Nov 29, 2012 - 7:47 PM

The prosecution approves the filing of murder charges against 4 suspects in the fatal stabbing of a US Marine in a luxury village in Makati

VIDEO DOESN'T LIE. The CCTV footage shows the moment when one or two of the suspects stab Anikow with a tactical knife in front of the Rockwell security checkpoint beside the Bel-Air gate in Makati. Screenshot from video courtesy of the Makati police

No FBI in Makati murder probe

Nov 28, 2012 - 8:33 PM

The US government is working with local authorities on the murder of a US Marine and spouse of a diplomat in Makati but the FBI is not conducting its own probe

SUSPECTS. From left to right and top to bottom: Galicano Datu III, Crispin de la Cruz, Juan Alfonso Abastillas and Osric Cabrera. Collage by Emil Mercado from images courtesy of Makati police