The RTC-Bago City, Branch 62 convicted an accused for homicide and theft. Bago City Prosecutor Ma. Christy Uriarte successfully secured the court's conviction.
Judge Frances V. Guanzon sentenced Jayvee Empase y Javison to suffer the indeterminate penalty of imprisonment from eight (8) years to fourteen (14) years, four (4) months and one (1) day for homicide; and indeterminate penalty of imprisonment from four (4) years and two (2) months to eight (8) years and one (1) day for theft.
Sometime in December 2008, at Barangay Busay, Bago City, accused took, robbed and carried away the amount of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) and one (1) Nokia Cellphone model 100 worth Two Thousand Pesos (P2,000.00) owned by Jasvir Singh. To execute the crime, accused attacked, assaulted, stabbed and hit Singh, thereby, inflicting multiple injuries upon him causing his untimely death.
Similarly, sometime in December 2008, accused took, stole and carried away one (1) unit of Honda, single motorcycle XRM 12, colored black, bearing plate number 7707FD belonging to Charanjit Grewal y Singh.
On February 18, 2009, accused Empase was arraigned to the original offense charged in both informations, "robbery with homicide" and "violation of anti-carnapping act."
However, on February 27, 2014, Empase through counsel expressed willingness to enter into a plea bargaining and to plead to a lower offense of homicide and theft.
The Court, after accused was re-arraigned for the lesser offense, ordered the withdrawal from the records the previous plea of not guilty with the conformity of Prosecutor Uriarte.
"Upon re-arraignment of accused Jayvee Empase y Javison, this Court finds him Guilty beyond reasonable doubt for the crime of homicide in Criminal Case No. 2434 and Theft under Art. 308 in relation to Art. 309, par. 1 in Criminal Case No. 2439," Judge Guanzon said in his decision.