NBI recovers fragments of bullet that killed Cui

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The National Bureau of Investigation has recovered fragments of the bullet that killed Negros Occidental provincial consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui III, NBI Bacolod chief Renoir Baldovino said Tuesday, May 4.

The bullet fragments recovered during an autopsy of the exhumed remains of Cui on Monday will be submitted for ballistics examination to possibly determine the type of gun used in his assassination.

If the firearm used was registered, a cross match with its bullet samples could help them trace the owner of the weapon, Baldovino said.

Baldovino is waiting for the autopsy report of Dr. Nicasio Butin, NBI 6 medico-legal officer, that will indicate how many bullets hit Cui.

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the NBI to investigate the killing of Cui as he was leaving his office at Emerald Arcade in San Carlos City, on April 12.

Baldovino said they will also conduct a scientific reenactment of the killing at the crime scene that will be participated in by personnel of the ballistics and photography divisions of the NBI head office, and Botin.

This will among others determine the trajectory of the bullets fired at Cui, he said.

The NBI will also secure a cyber warrant from a Bacolod Regional Court on Wednesday, Baldovino said.

The judge in San Carlos did not entertain their petition because the RTC there is not a cyber court, he said.*

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