MANILA - The man behind the killing of the widow of Tropical Depression's frontman Dominic "Papadom" Gamboa was sentenced to reclusion perpetua on Thursday.
The Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 149 found Nitro Ison guilty of the special complex crime of robbery with homicide on the killing of Maria Amparo Concepcion Santaromana Gamboa.
Acting presiding judge Giovanni Esguerra Vidal sentenced Ison with reclusion perpetua without eligibility for parole.
The court also ordered Ison to pay Gamboa's family P75,000 as civil indemnity; P283,770.50 as actual damages; P75,000 as moral damages; P50,000 as temperate damages. The court added that the amounts shall be charged with legal interest at 6 percent per annum from the finality of the decision until full payment.
Gamboa was found dead on a street in Makati City with a gunshot wound in her head in February 2016.
Ison was arrested two months after Gamboa was killed.
Investigation showed that Ison was driving a stolen taxi boarded by Gamboa.
Two taxi drivers also surfaced and positively identified him as the man who took their taxis at gunpoint.