Slain Fil-Am gets posthumous college degree

By ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Jun 20 2014 09:51 AM | Updated as of Jun 20 2014 05:51 PM

REDWOOD CITY, California – The San Francisco Filipino-American who was allegedly shot to death last May after reportedly trying to enter the wrong apartment in his building is receiving his college degree posthumously.

The family of 26-year-old Stephen Guillermo accepted the posthumous diploma in international relations on his behalf at a ceremony at San Francisco State University.

He was the first in his family to earn a college degree.

Guillermo’s 68-year-old neighbor Amisi Kachepa was arrested at the scene for the shooting, but was released after the District Attorney declined to file charges against him.