Masbate mayor slay suspect shot dead inside prison

MASBATE CITY—Masbate mayor murder suspect Charlie Quidato was shot dead Thursday afternoon by a fellow inmate at the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison, Muntinlupa City.

New Bilibid Prison
Photo: BUCOR
The suspect, who was identified as Ronald Catapang, used a .357 Magnum revolver to fire at Quidato at around 5:20 p.m. inside Dorm 9.

The victim sustained two gunshot wounds.

In a report furnished to BICOL STANDARD, the police said they are still investigating how the suspect was able to spirit said weapon inside the facility.

Catapang immediately surrendered after the shooting, the report added.

Quidato, a former Masbate City Jail warden, had been serving his life sentence for conspiring to kill Masbate City Mayor Moises Espinosa Jr. back in 2001.

He is also allegedly the leader of Commando Gang.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM. Pirming enot. Pirming bago.


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