2nd autopsy result: Percy Lapid slay middleman died from plastic bag suffocation

MANILA, Philippines — The middleman in the plot to murder broadcaster Percival “Percy Lapid” Mabasa or Percy Lapid was killed inside the New Bilibid Prison, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said.

“This is not an accident, not a natural attack but a planned death,” Remulla said at a press conference Saturday.

Forensic expert Dr. Raquel Fortun conducted the second autopsy on the body of Cristito Villamor Palaa also known as Jun Villamor and Crisanto Palaa Villamor. Based on her findings, Villamor’s body bore signs of asphyxia by plastic bag suffocation, pulmonary congestion, edema and hemorrhage.

“I remember Secretary Remulla asking me: Plastic bag? I said pwede,…

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