CASE 2014-0031: PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE, – VERSUS – HERMANOS CONSTANTINO, JR.Y BINAYUG, A.K.A. “JOJIT,” ACCUSED-APPELLANT. (G.R. NO. 199689, 12 MARCH 2014, LEONARDO-DE CASTRO, J.) SUBJECT/S: DANGEROUS DRUGS; ACQUITAL FOR FAILURE TO PROVE GUILT. (BRIEF TITLE: PEOPLE VS CONSTANTINO)
“WHEREFORE, the appeal is GRANTED. The Decision dated July 29, 2011 of the Court of Appeals in CA-G.R. CR.-H.C. No. 03353, affirming the Decision dated April 15, 2008 of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 5 of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, in Criminal Case No. 10516, is REVERSED and SET ASIDE. Appellant Hermanos Constantino, Jr. y Binayug, a.k.a. “Jojit,” is ACQUITTED for failure of the prosecution to prove his guilt beyond reasonable doubt and is ORDERED to be immediately released from detention unless he is confined for another lawful cause.
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