“CONVICT cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr.”
This was the plea of the prosecution in its memorandum filed with the court.
Regional Trial Court Judge Soliver Peras of Branch 10 set Feb. 29 for the promulgation of Ecleo’s case.
Ecleo faces parricide charges for allegedly killing his wife, Alona, on Jan. 5, 2002.
The prosecution said they believed that they were able to present strong evidence to hold Ecleo liable for killing Alona.
They said the defense merely relied on the testimonies of witnesses who are members of the Ecleo-led Phililippine Benevolent Missionaries Association (PBMA).
In 2004, the court allowed Ecleo to post a P1-million bail so he could undergo treatment for his heart ailment. Last year, Judge Peras canceled the bail after Ecleo failed to attend three hearings in a row. /Reporter Ador Vincent S. Mayol