Palparan sub-members wanted a smaller prison time for giving way voluntarily, but the court rejected this plea
MANILA, Philippines – The Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) has confirmed conviction and the 40-year prison period of the Great General Army Jovito Palparan and two other soldiers for kidnapping and serious illegal retention.
"Finding any additional and / or new points raised to offset the standing position of the court, the Response Proposal is rejected as well as the Supplementary Motion, for a lack of merit," said the Malcolos Branch RTC 15 Judge Alexander Tamayo in an order dated October 19.
Palparan and convictions were sentenced to Lieutenant Colonel Felipe Anotado and Staff / Sgt. Edgardo Osorio to be reminded of them or 40 years imprisonment over the disappearance of University students of the Philippines (UP) Karen Empeñor to Sherlyn Cadapan.
The retired troops to the Court appealed that inconsistencies in the witness statements "destroy their credentials."
Judge Tamayo said, however, that the arguments "live in a semantic with a similar denotical meaning that address what these witnesses intended to convey and could not be interpreted as not make sure of a different scenario. "
"So, these assignments they set in their memorandum reconstructed their previous stall that were passed and resolved extensively in the decision that was raised," said Judge Tamayo. (READ: How are the causes of Jonas Burgos and Palparan different?)
Anotado and Osorio tried to reduce their prison time by saying that their voluntary disposals are worthy of a lesser penalty, saying that it is a mitigating circumstance.
Judge Tamayo rejected the plea, stating rules.
Under the Code of Revised Nations, crime prevention is an inevitable penalty.
"The penalty is inevitable, the penalty is less a suspension. So, if one's palliative environment is still appreciated, the less penalty to & # 39; w install is permanently restored, "said Judge Tamayo.
Palparan, Anotado and Osorio have been imprisoned in the New Billiard Prison. – – Rappler.com