Today, the Supreme Court of the Philippines acquitted the suspects of one of the most controversial criminal cases in the Philippines, the Vizconde Massacre, thus overturning the earlier decisions of the appellate and lower courts convicting Hubert Webb, et al of the crime and sentencing them to life imprisonment.
The 1991 crime, most brutal and savage, involved the killing by multiple stabbing of three females: a mother and her two daughters, one is but a child. The older daughter was gang-raped. The father and husband, Mr. Lauro Vizconde, has come to be a prominent figure and voice for the victims of vicious crimes.
This is it, the SC has the final say. And I dissent.
My heart weeps with Mr. Lauro Vizconde. #
Link to the SC decision written by Justice Roberto Abad: http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2010/december2010/176389.htm
Link to a concurring opinion by Justice Conchita Carpio Morales: http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2010/december2010/176389_carpio-morales.htm
Link to a dissenting opinion by Martin Villarama, Jr.: http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2010/december2010/176389_villarama.htm