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‘New proof in Vizconde case inadmissible against Webb’ 07/01/2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

‘New proof in Vizconde case inadmissible against Webb’

07/01/2011
The alleged newly discovered evidence being introduced by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) against Hubert Webb in connection with the Vizconde massacre case cannot be used against him and is “inadmissible” as evidence, a lawyer yesterday told the Tribune.

Lawyer Romulo Macalintal said this was not only because of the principle against double jeopardy as Webb and his co-accused had already been acquitted by the Supreme Court (SC).

Also, Macalintal stressed, the evidence allegedly belongs under the category of “forgotten evidence” which, according to him, “is not allowed as it defeats the orderly and speedy administration of justice.”

Macalintal cited a June 27, 2006 case of “Ombudsman vs Coronel (GR164460)” wherein the court forbade the presentation of such “forgotten evidence.”.... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20110701hed2.html

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