Friday, November 04, 2011

Police charged suspect in killing of Charice’s father

MANILA (Mindanao Examiner / Nov. 4, 2011) – Philippine police filed murder charges on Friday against a man who surrendered and admitted killing the father of international singer Charice.

Police said Angel Capili, Jr. owned up to the killing of Ricky Pempengco, 43, on October 31. Capili also apologized to Charice’s family and said he only defended himself from Pempengco, who allegedly attacked him without any provocation in San Pedro town in Laguna province.

Capili, a construction worker, also denied earlier police report that the killing was triggered by a long-time feud with Pempengco.

He said he did not know Pempengco and claimed that he was punched by Charice’s father, whom he stabbed several times with an ice pick. Pempengco was in a drinking session with friends when he went to buy cigarettes from a nearby store. (Mindanao Examiner)

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