07 October 2008

Teehankee Secretly Released

Gloria has the magic key to the prison gates

By Norman Bordadora, Arlyn dela Cruz
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:57:00 10/07/2008

MANILA, Philippines—The son of a former Supreme Court Chief Justice, sentenced to life in prison for shooting to death a 16-year-old girl despite her pleas for mercy, has been released from jail after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo granted him executive clemency.

Claudio Teehankee Jr., now 62, stepped out a free man from the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City last weekend after serving 14 years for a triple crime—including the gruesome murder of the girl in 1991 that later prompted some lawmakers to demand the restoration of the death penalty.

He was released quietly and literally in the dead of night—before midnight on Friday.

Dear Readers,

Please read the FULL inquirer article posted on their site (link provided).

It's very sneaky how the goverment gave the release order/clemency (midnight, on a Friday) for a very influential murderer who should be serving LIFE.

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