NBI files murder raps vs Sandra Cam over Masbate vice mayor's slay

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 21 2020 03:39 PM

Sandra Cam. file

MANILA - The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed murder and frustrated murder charges against Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Sandra Cam on Friday over the fatal shooting of a vice mayor, whose family clashed with hers in the last local elections.

The NBI's Death Investigation Division filed the charges at the Department of Justice over the alleged involvement of Cam in the killing of Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III last year.

The slain official's wife Lalaine Yuson was present during the filing of the complaints.

Aside from Cam, six others were also charged for allegedly collaborating and conspiring with her for Yuson's murder. 

Yuson was having breakfast in Sampaloc, Manila when he was gunned down by suspects who were on board a van.

His wife had claimed that his killing was politically motivated and that the gunmen were previously seen in Cam's resort in Masbate. 

Their son Charmax Jan won as mayor against Cam's son Martin last elections.

Cam had denied involvement in the death of the vice mayor.

"Hindi kami mamamatay tao," Cam told radio DZMM last Oct. 11, 2019.

(We are not killers.)

-report from Niko Baua, ABS-CBN news