(Eagle News)-Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday, June 13, condemned the killing of a Camarines Sur judge on Tuesday, June 12.
In a statement, Carpio said he condemned “in the strongest terms” the killing of Judge Ricky Begino of the Metropolitan Circuit Trial Court of San Jose-Lagonoy.
Begino was shot by one Wilfredo Armea in the judge’s own house in Barangay Sta. Maria, Presentacion town, around 5 p.m., police said.
He was rushed to the hospital for treatment but died later in the day.
Amea was arrested in a follow-up operation.
Carpio called on the authorities to “take the necessary steps with all deliberate speed to do justice for Judge Begino by fully investigating his killing.”
I extend my condolences to Judge Begino’s family, he said.