Kin of suspect in Fr. Nilo’s slay asserts innocence

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Posted at Jun 16 2018 06:34 PM

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Friends and family of the prime suspect in the killing of Nueva Ecija priest Richmond Nilo cried foul over his arrest.

Adell Milan's family asserted he was drinking with his friends on the night Nilo was killed, adding that he does not own a gun.

" 'Yung sinasabi nilang pumatay sa pari na 'yun, nu'ng time na 'yun na napatay, wala ang bata du'n kasi nandito nga nakikipag-inuman sa barkada sa . . . Tindahan du'n. Ang layo-layo ng San Antonio para magawi siya du'n," the suspect's aunt said.

Authorities said Milan was positively identified as the gunman by one of the witnesses.

Police added that Milan is a drug surrenderer and a known killer for hire. 

The Philippine National Police has yet to comment on the Milan family's reaction.