Nuezca pleads not guilty to murder charges

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Police Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca has pleaded not guilty to the double murder case filed against him.

Police Regional Office 3 (PRO 3) head Police Brigadier General Valeriano de Leon said Nuezca was arraigned January 7 at Tarlac Regional Trial Court Branch 106. Police Brigadier General de Leon added that the next hearing for Nuezca’s case is on February 4.

Nuezca was recorded on video shooting Sonya Gregorio and her son Frank Anthony on December 20, 2020 in Paniqui, Tarlac.

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Debold Sinas said on January 4 that the regional director of National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will decide this coming week on the administrative case filed against Nuezca.

“Si RD NCRPO na po ang magbigay ng final decision if he will abide with the recommendation of IAS (Internal Affairs Service). Ganoon po ang sistema na gagawin namin para mapabilis po, para maachieve ‘yung less than 30 days na pre-charge at summary hearing,” Sinas said.