(Eagle News)—-The police on Thursday, Jan. 10, recovered parts of the gun allegedly used to kill Rep. Rodel Batocabe from a septic tank in the house of one of the suspects in Camarines Sur.
A police report said one slide, one barrel, two magazines, one stabilizer, one slide stop, one barrel bushing, one stabilizer guide, 34 bullets and three empty cartridges were recovered from the tank in the residence of Emmanuel Roselio in Santo Niño, Pili.
Roselio, the police said, was the driver of the getaway motorcycle used in the killing of Batocabe.
According to the report, the gun, which had been used by Rolando Arimado, had been given to Roselio for it to be disposed of.
The parts were subjected to analysis by the Scene of the Crime operatives in Camarines Sur.
Batocabe was attacked as he was about to board his vehicle from a gift-giving activity in Daraga, Albay in December last year.
His security aide, SP01 Orlando Diaz, was also killed.
Daraga, Albay mayor Carlwyn Baldo was tagged by a witness and some of the suspects as the mastermind in the killing, which was described as politically motivated.
Also charged were six others, including Roselio and Arimado.