Pinoy killer gets Death penalty in US

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  • It was an emotional day in a Los Angeles courthouse as the teary-eyed friends and family of four murder victims packed a courtroom as a convicted killer was officially handed the death sentence.

    The brutal three-year old quadruple murder case came to a close on Friday as Ka Pasasouk, the parolee convicted of the execution style shooting that included Filipino victims, was sentenced to death.

    Pasasouk, was convicted of shooting and killing four people– Jojo Navales, Robert Calabia, Amanda Ghossein, and Jennifer Kim– three of them Filipinos at an illegal boarding house on Northridge California in December of 2013.

    “Relieved. So relieved he’s finally gonna get justice. It’s a bittersweet victory for us. He’s going pay for what he did but it’s still not going to bring back my brother,” said Calabia’s sister, Rolina.

    “It’s hard, really hard. I brought my son, put him through school, and somebody killed him. It’s not fair,” said Calabia’s mother, Alejandra.

    “Justice has been served and it’s always going to be a pain for our families,” said Ghossein’s sister, Sophia Verigni.

    Another sister, Alyssa Verigni, commented, “I feel justice has been served and it’s finally over. It has affected us emotionally.”

    Before the sentence was handed down, the judge had denied Pasasouk’s motion for a re-trial.

    His defense had unsuccessfully argued that jurors did not take into consideration his traumatic childhood and mental disabilities.

    Pasasouk, who is currently in Los Angeles county jail, will be transferred to San Quentin’s deathrow where the execution will eventually take place if it is carried out. (S. Angeles, abs-cbn)

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