- Controversial former Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca’s Death Certificate has been made public by authorities
- Under the cause of death, one can read the words “DOA UNDETERMINED, FOR AUTOPSY,” suggesting medical personnel are still in the process of finding out the real cause of his death
- BuCor officials say Nuezca’s cellmates said the former police officer had complained of dizziness and when they brought him to the National Bilibid Prison Hospital, he was already unconscious
- Nuezca was found “guilty” by the court of murdering his two neighbors, Sonia and Frank Anthony Gregorio, and was sentenced to suffer the maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment for each count of murder
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The Death Certificate of controversial former Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca has been released to the media by authorities.
Nuezca was at the National Bilibid Prison at the time of his death.
Under the Cause of Death section of his Death Certificate, the words “DOA UNDETERMINED, FOR AUTOPSY” can be found.
This means that medical personnel cannot fully determine yet the actual cause of Nuezca’s death pending results of an autopsy.
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An Inquirer report, quoting BuCor officials, state that the cell mates of Nuezca brought him to the NBP hospital after complaining of dizziness.
By the time they reached the hospital, he was already unconscious and was subsequently declared “Dead on Arrival.”
A report by Rappler revealed that BuCor officials are currently investigating whether there is foul play in Nuezca's death.
The former police officer gained notoriety after a video of him shooting at close range Sonia Gregorio and her son, Frank Anthony Gregorio, surfaced online.
Both sustained shots in their heads and died at the scene of the crime.
A report by the Philippine Star states that Nuezca and the Gregorios had a heated argument over the noise created by a “boga” explosion, and also argued about the neighbor's right of way.
The heated argument and brutal killing of the mother and her son were captured on video by a relative of the Gregorios.
In perhaps one of the fastest case resolutions in Philippine judicial history, Nuezca was found guilty by the court and sentenced to suffer the penalty of 40 years imprisonment for each count of murder.
Jonel Montales Nuezca, a former police officer convicted of murdering Sonia Gregorio and Frank Anthony Gregorio, was from Urdaneta, Pangasinan, though he later moved to Paniqui in Tarlac. He was born on October 17, 1974. He died on November 30, 2021, while serving his sentence for double counts of murder.
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In an interview with Raffy Tulfo, the husband of victim Sonia Gregorio, Florentino Gregorio, narrated what he saw when the judge handed down the sentence to Nuezca. He said that the former police officer lost weight and looked old. Florentino also said that Nuezca broke down after hearing his sentence of reclusion perpetua for each count of murder, along with the recommendation that he be granted no parole.
The Gregorio family heaved a sigh of relief after eight months when the judge handed down a guilty verdict for murder to dismissed Sr. Master Seargent Jonel Nuezca. The judge also ordered the convicted killer to pay the heirs of Sonia and Frank Anthony Gregorio the sum of P952,560. Nuezca’s brutal killing of the Gregorios shocked the public, more so that it happened a few days before Christmas.