October 07, 2008

Thank you again presidentita!

DoJ chief: Claudio Teehankee free
Arroyo commutes Hultman killer’s sentence

By Tetch Torres
INQUIRER.net 10/06/2008

MANILA, Philippines -- Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez confirmed Monday that convicted murderer Claudio Teehankee Jr. was released from prison last week after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo commuted his sentence.

Teehankee, son of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee Sr. and brother of former Justice undersecretary Manuel Teehankee, was convicted in 1995 by the Supreme Court for the July 1991 murder of Swedish-Filipino youth Maureen Hultman and her friend, Roland John Chapman, and the wounding of a friend, Jussi Leino in Dasmariñas, Makati.

"Everything went by the rules here. His [Teehankee’s] records have been reviewed by the Board of Pardons and Parole before a recommendation was given to the President," Gonzalez said.

WTF?!?! Life is just cheap under this woman.

(Supreme Court ruling on Claudio Teehankee Jr. case: Click here. Case digest found here)

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