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PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES v. HEMIANO DE JESUS and RODELO MORALES G.R. No. 186528 January 26, 2011 FACTS: On the evening of July 9, 1992, Santiago, Armando, and the two accused had been drinking at the birthday party of a certain Alejandro Hornillo, but he left earlier than the others. Later, when Santiago was already at home with his wife and children, he heard Armando shouting, “Mother, Mother, I was stabbed by Hemiano and Rodelo!” Santiago then ran towards his brother, and saw him lying on the ground, with the accused still stabbing him with a gulukan (small bolo). He ordered the two to stop, whereupon they ran away, heading north. When Santiago reached his brother, he found that Armando was already dead. Rodelo Morales denied having killed Armando. He claimed to be cooking dinner in his house at the time the victim was attacked and He stated that there was no bad blood between him and the Arasula brothers. Hemiano de Jesus admitted having killed the victim, but raised the justifying circumstance of self-defense. He also claimed that
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