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Suspect arrested in killing of judge in Camarines Sur

A SUSPECT in the killing of a judge from Camarines Sur was arrested on Wednesday, police said, a day after the shooting incident.

Wilfredo Armea shot dead Judge Ricky Begino of the San Jose Municipal Circuit Trial Court over an alleged land dispute. Armea and Begino were neighbors in Presentacion, the Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office said.

Region 5 Police Director Antonio Gardiola Jr. told reporters that Armea was arrested at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday.

Initial investigation showed that Begino was standing on the street corner on Tuesday when Armea shot him on the neck.

The victim was rushed to the nearest hospital, transferred to Naga City where he was pronounced dead on arrival. ROY NARRA

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