Posted by ampatuan | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 22-07-2015
CMFR/PHILIPPINES – The patriarch of the Ampatuan clan, one of the primary accused in the 23 November 2009 massacre of 58 persons, died of liver failure at a hospital in Quezon City last 17 July 2015.
Andal Ampatuan Jr. succumbed at 10:02 p.m. on July 17 despite efforts to revive him, according to a Discharge Summary report by the National Kidney & Transplant Institute. Andal Ampatuan Sr. had been in the hospital since June 2015 after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver.
He allegedly led the planning and execution of the massacre of the members of the convoy of the wife of then Maguindanao province gubernatorial candidate Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu. Thirty-two journalists and media workers were among those killed.
Based on the Philippines’ Rules on Criminal Procedure, the death of an accused after arraignment and before final judgment will extinguish his criminal liability.