slay plea bargain
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Massacre suspect Noel Ayalin yesterday withdrew his plea bargain to plead guilty to three counts of qualified direct assault for frustrated murder, if the four counts of qualified direct assault for murder are downgraded to homicide.
This was during the joint pre-trial of the cases at the sala of Regional Trial Court Judge Felipe Banzon in Silay City.
However, Armando Occeña, father of slain Kapitan Ramon Sangguniang Kabataan chairwoman Imee Occena, then 16 years old, expressed vehement opposition to the manifestation of Ayalin, who was assisted by his counsel, Danilo Pabalinas of the Public Attorney’s Office.