G.R. No. 140756. April 4, 2003
In 1996, Victor Acuyan and Juan Gonzales Escote while on board of Five Star Passenger Bus suddenly announced a holdup and fired their guns upward. Both of them took the money and valuables of the passengers, including the bus conductor’s collections in the amount of P6,000.00. Thereafter, fired several shots to one of the passengers, a policeman, SPO1 Jose C. Manio, Jr.
The trial court rendered its Decision judgment finding Juan and Victor guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the complex crime of robbery with homicide, meting on each of them the supreme penalty of death, and ordering them to pay the heirs of the victim, SPO1 Jose C. Manio, Jr., the total amount of P300,000.00 by way of actual and moral damages and to pay to Five Star Bus, Inc., the amount of P6,000.00 by way of actual damages.