2 suspects in murder of Kae Davantes admit to robbery but deny killing her

Like all other criminals, they’re experts at denial.

Jaymee Gamil of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that Reggie Diel and Lloyd Enriquez, two of the six suspects in the killing of advertising executive Kae Davantes, have denied in court that they participated in her murder although they admitted to robbing her.


The report explained that Las Piñas Regional Trial Court Branch 253 Judge Salvador Timbang Jr. entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Diel and Enriquez during a court hearing on Thursday, October 17 because of their "’qualified plea' to the complex crime of robbery-homicide." The two were the first of the six suspects to be arraigned in connection with Davantes' murder. One of the accused, Baser Minalang, remains at large although he has been named as a co-respondent in the case.


The 25-year-old advertising executive was found dead under a bridge in Silang, Cavite in September a few hours after she went out with friends in Taguig City. The five suspects nabbed by the authorities said they thought of robbing Davantes while she was about to open the gate to her family's home inside a village in Las Piñas City.


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