The wikileaks recently published a supposed classified communication by the then US Ambassador to the Philippines William H. Sullivan about the killing of the son of a navy captain, Ernest Lucas Jr, during the time of the then Secretary of Defense of the Marcos Era, Juan Ponce Enrile.
The suspects of such crime were Juan Ponce “Jack” Enrile Jr and his body guard, a certain Sergeant Danilo Cruz, the crimed happened on the night of September 25, 1975.
Wait, Danny Sullivan, editor-in-chief of Search Engine Land blog, is not involved in this story.
According to the leaked communication, the chief prosecutor Nocor determined that Jack Enrile would not be charged of homicide over the death of Lucas, but only his body guard, Sgt. Cruz. But it was noted that the recommendation of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) was that a case should be filed against Enrile too, who was 19-year-old at that time.
“… strength of rumors may be related to fact that we have received fairly firm indications that Enrile’s son may be charged. NBI sources have completed their investigation and have indicated to us that both the enrile boy and his bodyguard are liable to prosecution.” (source)
Sullivan added that “NBI sources have told us unequivocally, and contrary to secretary Enrile’s assurances to Ambassador (Reftel), that Enrile’s son did the shooting.” (ibid.)
Jack Enrile, who is currently running for Senator this May Midterm Election, denied that he was involved in the killing. He admitted that the killing was accidental when his bodyguard shoot Lucas during a party.
So, who really killed Ernest Lucas Jr?
In a report, certain Fr. Robert Reyes, an uncle of the victim revealed that witnesses told him that it was Jack himself who did the killing which was the result of arguments after Jack found out that Ernest attended an exclusive party for Ateneans. Jack allegedly got the pistol of his bodyguard and shoot Ernest in between his eyes.
Jack Enrile’s version revealed that he was just trying to calm down Ernest who was drunk at that time. When Ernest tried to attack Jack, a gun was fired. At first he thought that he was the one who was hit by the shooting, but he realized that it was Ernest and the one who shoot him was his bodyguard.
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