Hubert Webb

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Hubert Webb
Born Hubert Jeffrey P. Webb
(1968-11-07) November 7, 1968 (age 46)
Known for being convicted (and later acquitted) for the Vizconde murders

Hubert Jeffrey Pagaspas Webb (born on November 7, 1968), is a former convict and one of the alleged suspects of the 1991 Vizconde massacre in the Philippines. Webb is the eldest son of actor, basketball player, former Parañaque City congressman and Senator Freddie Webb, as well as the brother of former UAAP and Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Councilor Jason Webb and ABS-CBN news anchor Pinky Webb. Webb has one son born in 1993.

Vizconde Massacre[edit]

Hubert Webb was the prime suspect of the infamous Vizconde Massacre that occurred on June 30, 1991. On April 28, 1995, National Bureau of Investigations asset and self-confessed drug user Jessica Alfaro came forward to police authorities to shed light on the killing of the Vizcondes. In a decision dated January 6, 2000, Parañaque Regional Trial Court Judge Amelita Tolentino convicted Webb and the co-accused Antonio Lejano II, Peter Estrada (Alfaro's former boyfried), Hospicio Fernandez, Michael Gatchalian and Miguel Rodriguez, and sentenced them to life imprisonment. Remained charged and being fugitives until now are Joey Filart and Artemio Ventura. Also found guilty and sentenced to fifteen years in prison for destroying evidence was Parañaque City policeman Gerardo Biong. On November 30, 2010, Biong was released from jail.[1]

Acquittal[edit]

On December 14, 2010, Webb, with companions Lejano II, Gatchalian, Rodriguez, Fernandez and Estrada, was acquitted by the Supreme Court of all charges after fifteen years and four months of imprisonment upon finding that the prosecution failed to prove that the accused are guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Voting seven for, four against, and four abstaining, the justices concluded that Jessica Alfaro was not an actual eyewitness to the crime, but a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) asset pretending to be an eyewitness.[2]

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