CCTV captured killing of ex-journalist

By , on April 17, 2015

Slain journalist Melinda 'Mei' Magsino (Facebook photo)
Slain journalist Melinda ‘Mei’ Magsino (Facebook photo)

MANILA — The National Bureau of Investigation said that they have a copy of the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage capturing the shooting of former Inquirer correspondent Merlinda “Mei” Magsino.

“The footage showed that the suspect was waiting for Magsino at a street corner near her rented apartment,” Calabarzon NBI head Constantino Joson said.

He added that the uncovered face of Magsino’s killer can be seen in the footage.

Joson also said that they have identified the killer as a hired gun, though they have yet to establish the motive of killing.

Meanwhile, Magsino’s belongings were given to the NBI by her family.

“We are retrieving deleted messages and calls for investigators to analyze the data,” NBI-Cybercrime head agent Ronald Aguto Jr. told the Inquirer.

“It would give investigators an idea of her activities that could provide leads,” Aguto said.