Another suspect charged in model's murder

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 15 2012 09:37 PM | Updated as of Nov 16 2012 05:37 AM

MANILA, Philippines - One of 4 arrested suspects in the abduction and killing of model and ABS-CBN talent Julie Ann Rodelas has been charged with murder in an amended resolution by the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office.

The Quezon City Police District earlier filed a case of llegal possession of firearms against Jaymar Waradje. He was charged with murder in the amended resolution.

Police Inspector Rodelio Marcelo said Waradje will remain in detention along with other suspects Althea Altamirano and Fernando Quiambao Jr. despite shedding light on the crime as a witness.

After Waradje gives his testimony during the preliminary investigation, it will be up to the court to recommend if he should be placed under the government's witness protection program.

Marcelo said he is confident that Waradje will qualify as a state witness.