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EN BANC PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Appellee, - versus - VENANCIO ROXAS y ARGUELLES, Appellant. | G.R. No. 172604 (Formerly G.R. Nos. 155345-47) Present: CORONA, C.J., CARPIO, CARPIO MORALES, VELASCO, JR., NACHURA, LEONARDO-DE CASTRO, BRION,* PERALTA, BERSAMIN,** DEL CASTILLO, ABAD, VILLARAMA, MENDOZA, PEREZ, and ARANAL-SERENO,* JJ. Promulgated: August 17, 2010 | | | x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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TKR-837, and in the course of its trip, divested and robbed said Agnes Guirindola of the following cash, check and personal belongings, to wit: Cash P1,000.00 Check 3,000.00 Pieces of jewelry valued at 34,000.00 and in the course of execution thereof, shoot and fatally wounded Agnes Guirindola with a handgun, which is clearly unnecessary in the commission of the crime, to the damage and prejudice of said Agnes Guirindola, in such amount as may be awarded to her under the provisions of the Civil Code of the Philippines. CONTRARY TO LAW.[5] The antecedent facts as culled from the records are as follows: On January 12, 1994, around 3:00 p.m., Agnes Guirindola (Agnes), while cruising along Panay Avenue, Quezon City, on board a red 1993 model Nissan Sentra sedan with plate number TKR-837, was suddenly flagged down by a man wearing a PNP reflectorized vest. The man signaled her to make a U-turn. Agnes complied and made the U-turn. The man walked in front of her car and proceeded to the right side of the car.[6] Agnes, later on, identified the man in open court as appellant, Venancio Roxas (Roxas). Agnes opened the right front window of the car and asked Roxas, who had positioned himself at the front passenger side, “Ano ang
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