Ramgen's killer 'in a rage' during attack: NBI

Report from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 08 2011 02:07 PM | Updated as of Nov 09 2011 02:21 AM

MANILA, Philippines -  A National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) official on Tuesday said the killer of Ramgen Revilla could have been in a rage when he shot and stabbed the aspiring actor-politician last October 28.

Alvin David, chief of the NBI's medico-legal division, said Ramgen was stabbed 10 times by his attacker. One stab wound pierced Ramgen's chest and punctured his heart, killing him.

David said the number of stab wounds indicated that the killer was in a rage during the murder.

He said that aside from the stab wounds, the killer also shot Ramgen once on the left chest. He theorized that the gunshot could have been used to finish off Ramgen.

The NBI official said forensics found a fiber in the bullet lodged on the left side of Ramgen's chest. He said the fiber could be part of a barrier between the gun muzzle and Ramgen's body, which was used to muffle the gun shot.

He said the barrier used in the shooting could be a pillow.

David said Ramgen could have died in just 2 minutes because of the severity of his wounds.

Ramgen was killed inside his home in BF Homes, Parañaque last October 28. His girlfriend, Janelle Manahan, was also shot in the face and shoulder but survived the attack.

Police have implicated Ramgen's sister, Ramona; brother, Ramon Joseph; and 5 others in the slay.

Ramon Joseph is currently in police custody while Ramona left the country last Friday after telling ABS-CBN News Channel that she had lied about being kidnapped by Ramgen's killers after the murder.

She told ANC she ran outside the house and was picked up by her pregnant sister who drove her outside the subdivision. This ran counter to her earlier statement to police that she was abducted and then subsequently released by her kidnappers. Report from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News