Monday, January 24, 2011

Prime suspect in Venson Evangelista Murder, Wants Police Custody

Raymond Dominguez voluntarily surrendered to police custody in Bulacan yesterday while waiting for the results of the preliminary investigation for the cases that will be filed against him. Along with him was his mother who is worried and afraid about her son's safety.

Raymond and Roger Dominguez were named mastermind by Alfred Mendiola, the first suspect who was arrested by the police.

PNP says there’s strong case vs ‘Dominguez Group’

Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday that it has strong case against members of the notorious "Dominguez Group" tagged brutal kidnap-murder of car dealer Venson Evangelista.

PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent. Agrimero Cruz Jr. cited physical evidence and testimony against members of the band, led by Raimundo Dominguez.

"We have witnesses and evidence to prove that they have something to do with the case Evangelista," Cruz said during a radio interview.

Police on Friday raided suspected safe house the cooperative is a group of carjacking Pampanga, where authorities recovered weapons and evidence that the alleged driving Evangelista and at least 15 pairs of number plates, among other items.

Cruz said police are still in follow-up operations.

On Saturday, the PNP Special Working Group Research (SITG) headed by Chief Superintendent. Benito Estipona filed criminal charges against nine members of the Dominguez carjacking.

Apart from Raymond Dominguez, also were charged with his brother, Roger Alfredo Mendiola, Fernando Parula a Joel, an alias Jayson and Rolly, which was labeled as the shooter in the murder Evangelista. Two other suspects were not identified.

Sitges The PNP filed charges against murder and carnapping the nine suspects before the Quezon City prosecutor.

Of the defendants, Raymond Dominguez, Parula Mendiola and sole custody. Dominguez voluntarily sought police custody on Saturday, hours after the arrest of Mendiola and reported in the province of Bulacan Parul.

Dominguez immediately denied any involvement in the case of Evans.

Evangelista has disappeared Jan. 14 after an alleged road test of Toyota Land Cruiser, somewhere in Quezon City to a potential buyer. His charred body was found four days later in the city of Cabanatuan.

Before the kidnapping-murder of Evangelista, another car dealer, Lozano Emerson, with his driver SENSIL Ernani, was reported missing Jan. 12 after meeting with a potential buyer of his truck Kia Carnival also in Quezon City.

Two days later the body was burned SenSil recovered in La Paz, Tarlac. The charred body Lozano, a son of the lawyer Oliver Lozano, was discovered the next day in Porac, Pampanga.

The police authorities have expressed their belief that the abduction-murder of Evangelista and Lozano was a craft group.