MANILA, Aug 22 (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Monday told a Senate panel that the father and son killed inside a Pasay City police station City each sustained three gunshot wounds after allegedly fighting it off with arresting policemen.
During a hearing by the Senate committees on justice and dangerous drugs, Dr. Joseph Jimenez said an autopsy he conducted on Renato Bertes and his son, JP Bertes, showed that the two were shot several times by policemen inside the station.
Jimenez said he conducted the autopsy on July 14, a week after the Berteses were killed.
“Maraming tama. I counted three gunshot wounds on JP,” said Jimenez, saying the man sustained wounds on his left jaw, right chest and right arm, and abdomen.
JP’s father, Renato, meanwhile, sustained three gunshot wounds on the head, left chest and back, and left shoulder, said Jimenez.
The CHR doctor also said he could not determine what kind of weapon was used.
He could not also tell how far the gun was when the two were shot. “The range was indeterminate because the cadaver had already been embalmed,” Jimenez said.
For his part, CHR National Capital Region director Gilbert Boiser said the number of gunshot wounds prove that the two did not try to resist arrest.
“You don’t have to shoot several times. You just have to neutralize. It’s very unlikely na nang agaw itong dalawa,” he told the Senate panels. (MNS)