Netizens have mixed reactions upon learning the arrest of one of the suspects in the killing of Robyn Jang Lucero, a member of the LGBTQ+ community and transporter who used her own car for rental services during the COVID-19 community quarantine to make ends meet.
Lucero was found dead inside her gray Mitsubishi G4 on the night of 28 June Sunday along the dark portion of Bucal Bypass Road in Brgy. Maunong, Calamba, Laguna.
The 34-year old lady driver bore 52 stab wounds in different parts of the body.
On Tuesday, CALABARZON police released an update on the case and told reporters that they have arrested and captured one Ann Shiela Montes Belarmino last July 3 and is now detained in Calamba Police Station charged with murder.
A file photo circulating on social media indicated Belarmino’s mugshot was taken on July 2.
According to the report of CALABARZON Regional Police Spokesman P/Capt. Mary Anne Torres, the 20-year old suspect from Antipolo City was identifed by witnesses through CCTV footage that documented the time period when the car of the victim, as shown in the CCTV, stopped in front of a fastfood store and picked up Belarmino and her two male companions at around 23 minutes before Lucero’s body was later discovered by the authorities. The suspect was identified based on matching descriptions, like the back tattoo, that witnesses gave to the authorities.
Some netizens praised the police for the arrest of Belarmino while others are still not convinced that this woman had a hand or was the main person who planned the killing.
Read netizens’ comments in PTV Facebook post.
Belarmino was the ex of Lucero’s current girlfriend.
Despite the latest development, netizens are still seeking for justice and plead for the arrests of the other people who masterminded the killing.
Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao, Jr., CALABARZON chief eyes love triangle as the possible motive to this murder.
Gen. Danao has ordered the immediate manhunt for the other five suspects.
“Nai-file na natin yung case of murder against kay Ann, we are now on the manhunt. Now, ayaw niyong sumurrender, nung una pa, so eto na. Baka magpang-abot tayo diyan at lumaban kayo sa ating mga pulis, sigurading may kalalagyan kayo,” said Gen. Danao on national TV over the news program 24 Oras, July 7 Tuesday night.
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