Christine Silawan’s family breaks silence on controversial release of 17-year-old suspect

Christine Silawan’s family breaks silence on controversial release of 17-year-old suspect

- The teen suspect in the gruesome slay of Christine Silawan was released from detention facility

- Because of this, the family of the victim bravely aired their side

- The release happened on the same day of Christine’s burial

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The family of brutally murdered Christine Silawan has finally expressed their side about the release of the 17-year-old suspect.

KAMI learned that the minor was permitted to go out of detention facility after the Prosecutor’s Office of Lapu-Lapu City found irregularities in his arrest.

The said office issued an Omnibus Resolution on March 23, citing that the authorities did not follow proper procedures while arresting the suspect.

Hermina Silawan Garcia, the aunt of 16-year-old Christine, said in a media interview that they were all in shock after hearing the news.

She confessed that they knew about the information just right after the burial of Christine that was why they could not believe what happened.

“We are confused. We don’t understand. What is happening?” Hermina quipped in her dialect.

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Christine Silawan’s family breaks silence on controversial release of 17-year-old suspect

Photo from Cebu Daily News/Futch Anthony Inso
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Despite the suspect’s release, the aunt of Christine vowed to continue fighting for justice and that they will monitor the development of the controversial case.

In a previous article by KAMI, the authorities found out that the mobile phone of Christine’s boyfriend was full of unnecessary videos and photos.

Christine Silawan was murdered on March 11 and her body was found in a vacant lot. She was half-naked and her face was also half-skinned.

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