Top Manila prosecutor killed in broad daylight, becomes 50th in list of slain lawyers, judges

Top Manila prosecutor killed in broad daylight, becomes 50th in list of slain lawyers, judges

DARING DAYLIGHT ATTACK Police investigators dressed in white protective gear inspect the car where Manila’s Chief Inquest Prosecutor Jovencio Senados was shot dead as he was on his way to work in a daring daylight attack Tuesday by still unknown assailants in a black SUV along Quirino Avenue. (Photo by Benjie Cuaresma)

MANILA – Manila’s inquest division chief Prosecutor Jovencio Senados was killed on his way to work by yet unidentified assailants who peppered his car with live bullets leading to his untimely demise Tuesday, police said.

The lifeless body of Prosecutor Senados. The right side of his face is severely damaged as a result of multiple gunshots. (Photo by Benjamin Cuaresma)

The 62-yar-old prosecutor was being driven from his home in Calamba City, Laguna province when the incident happened along Quirino Avenue, Manila at around 11 a.m.

He was seated beside his beside his driver, Feljie Bagares, a nephew when the ambush happened.

The driver was unharmed but Bagares complained that his ears still hurt from the loud report of gunfire.

Senados became the 50th victim of deadly attacks on lawyers, prosecutors and judges under the Duterte administration, according to the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL). (REZ MANANQUIL and Benjie Cuaresma)

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