Republic of the Philippines
G.R. No. 140513 November 18, 2003
THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Appellee,
BIENVENIDO DE LA CRUZ Y MAHUSAY, Appellant.
D E C I S I O N
On appeal is the decision,1 dated August 23, 1999, of the Regional Trial Court of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Branch 8, in Criminal Case No. 8381-97, convicting herein appellant Bienvenido de la Cruz y Mahusay of murder and sentencing him to reclusion perpetua and to indemnify the heirs of the victim in the sum of P50,000.
The information charging appellant of murder, defined and penalized under Article 248 of the Revised Penal Code, as amended by RA 7659, read: