DOJ approves filing of murder, frustrated murder vs. PCSO’s Sandra Cam, 5 others for vice mayor’s killing

Published April 16, 2021, 6:41 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved the filing of murder and frustrated murder charges against Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Board Member Sandra M. Cam and six others, including her son Marco Martin, for the killing of Vice Mayor Charlie D. Yuson III of Batuan, Masbate on Oct. 9, 2019 in Manila.

The filing of the criminal charges was contained in a resolution issued by the National Prosecution Service (NPS) of the DOJ and confirmed on Friday, April 16, by NPS Spokesperson Honey E. Delgado.

Delgado said the resolution was issued by a panel of prosecutors led by Assistant State Prosecutor Josie Christina Dugay and Prosecution Attorney Eugene Yusi.

“Prosecutors Josie Dugay and Eugene Yusi issued resolution dated 22 February 2021, indicting Sandra Cam, Marco Martin Cam, Nelson R. Cambaya, Junel Gomez @Bunso, Bradford Solis, Juanito B. De Luna, and Rigor M. Dela Cruz for Murder for the killing of Charlie D. Yuson III and Frustrated Murder for the wounding of Alberto Y. Alforte IV,” Delgado said.

The panel of prosecutors conducted the preliminary investigation of the complaint filed on Feb. 21, 2020 by Yuson’s wife, Lalaine, his brother, Charlie Yuson Jr., and Alforte based on the findings of the probe conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation’s Death Investigation Division (NBI-DID).

The vice mayor was slain in Sampaloc, Manila while he was having breakfast with some companions at an eatery in the area. He was rushed to the University of Santo Tomas Hospital but died while being treated.

One of his companions, Alforte, was seriously hurt during the shooting perpetrated by men who alighted from a silver-gray van.

The late vice mayor was in Manila to visit his brother Charlie who is a barangay official.

Prior the filing of the complaint before the DOJ, Lalaine has been accusing Cam of orchestrating the killing. But Cam has repeatedly denied the allegations.

Cam’s son had ran and lost against the victim’s son, Mayor Charmax Jan Yuson, in the 2019 mayoralty elections.