Dominguez To Face Multiple Murder Charges, PNP uncovers evidence linking the suspected carjacking leader to the death of a government star witness. PNP prepares murder raps vs Ryan Dominguez, Philippine National Police (PNP) is readying multiple murder charges against Ryan Dominguez, an alleged leader of the Dominguez carjacking group, and three others for the murder of government star witness Alfred Mendiola, alias “Bading,” and two others.
The PNP will also file the same charges against James Jimenez, Roy Blanco and Mark Mario Lakambakal as more conclusive pieces of evidence were uncovered by investigators linking the arrested suspects to the killing of Mendiola, Mark Herrera and Eriberto Jumaquio, whose bodies were found in Dasmariٌas, Cavite last May 6, Director General Nicanor Bartolome said.
Bartolome said when Dominguez and Jimenez were arrested by police in Malolos City, Bulacan last Tuesday, two unlicensed .45 caliber pistols were found in their possession. Bartolome said police traced two of the four spent cartridge cases found where Mendiola and two others were dumped to the two .45 caliber pistols.
In addition to multiple murder charges, the suspects are also facing charges for illegal possession of firearms and explosives (for possession of two .45 caliber pistols, two M16 rifles and two hand grenades); for use and possession of illegal drugs; and for car theft.
Lakambakal was identified by a carjacking victim as the one who forcibly took his Mitsubishi Montero sport utility vehicle.