local dialect. Later in the day the when the petitioner asked his friend to call for Chy, the petitioner suddenly assaulted Chy and struck him on the lower part of his head with a bottle, to the shock of Chy. When Chy found a way to escape, he rushed to his home and phoned his wife and told her to call the police. When they arrived, they found Chy unconscious and later pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. A later autopsy found out that the cause of death was myocardial infarction. The petitioner was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of homicide. The petitioner contended that he should only be charged with slight physical injuries as his assault on Chy was not the cause of his death. Issue: Whether Garcia should be held liable for the death of Chy.
Ruling: Yes. It can be reasonably inferred from the foregoing statements that the emotional strain from the beating aggravated Chy’s delicate constitution and led to his death. The inevitable conclusion then surfaces that the myocardial infarction suffered by the victim was the direct, natural and logical consequence of the felony that petitioner had intended to commit. The essential requisites for the application of this Article 4 of the RPC are: (a) the intended act is felonious; (b) the resulting act is likewise a felony; and (c) the unintended albeit graver wrong was primarily caused by the actor’s wrongful acts. Hence, the fact that Chy was previously afflicted with a heart ailment does not alter petitioner’s liability for his death. a person committing a felony is responsible for all the natural and logical consequences resulting from it although the unlawful act performed is different from the what he intended. Conclusion : A person committing a felony is responsible for all the natural and logical consequences resulting from it although the unlawful act performed is different from what he intended. CASE NO. 34 G.R. NO. 97471 ii. INTENT VS. MOTIVE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES v PUNO
February 17, 1993 Isabelo Puno y Guevarra, alias "Beloy," and Enrique Amurao y Puno, alias "Enry FACTS: On January 13, 1988, around 5:00 pm in Quezon City, Isabelo Puno, the accused, personal driver of Mrs. Sarmiento's husband arrived at Mrs. Sarmiento's bakeshop in Araneta Avenue, Quezon City. Fred, the personal driver had to go to Pampanga on an emergency, Isabelo will temporarily take his place. She got into his husband’s Mercedes Benz, the driver was Isobelo, and she had to go home to Valle Verde in Pasig. After the car turned right on a corner of Araneta Ave, it stopped and a young man, accused Enrique Amurao, boarded the car beside the driver. Enry pointed a gun at Mrs. Sarmiento as while Isabelo told her to "get money". She handed P7, 000 but they wanted P100, 000 more. She drafted three checks: two P30, 000 checks and one P40, 000 check. The car headed towards Metro Manila; later, he changed his mind and turned the car again towards Pampanga. According to her, she jumped out of the car then, crossed to the other side of the superhighway and was able to flag down a fish vendor's van, her dress
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