gets short jail term for stabbing
Viga resident escaped heavier punishment for the stabbing of another man
in barangay Ogbong six years ago after he pleaded guilty to the charges
early this month.
Trial Court Branch 43 Judge Romulo P. Atencia found Ricardo Daclizon,
alias Arnel Conde y Salazar, guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the crime
of frustrated homicide and sentenced him to imprisonment ranging from six
months and one day to two years and four months prision correcional. He
also ordered the accused to indemnify the victim, Juvenal Bernardo, the
sum of P10,000 as actual damages.
to the information filed before the court, on or about October 12, 1994 in
the afternoon in barangay Ogbong, the accused stabbed Bernardo with a
bladed weapon several times and would have resulted in the victim's death
had it not been for timely medical assistance.
March 1995, the accused entered a plea of not guilty. However, the case
was archived two months later and was reopened only upon Daclizon's
re-arrest in 1999.
hid decision dated December 6, 2000, Judge Atencia said the Court
exercised sound discretion and, considering that the injuries inflicted
upon Bernardo do not appear to be really so grave, lowered the supposed
penalty by a degree. The Court also considered favorably the accused's
voluntary plea of guilty and the absence of aggravating circumstances to
offset the same, in imposing the reduced penalty in its minimum period
instead of the maximum of six years.