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People vs.

Camat

FACTS:

Amboy Camat and Willie Del Rosario were accused of roberry with homicide on a certain
Nelson Sinoy and Gonzalo Penalver. Camat divested Penalver of a black leather clutch bag
containing an electric tester valued at P150 and stabbed the victim. Del Rosario on the other
hand stabbed Sinoy which caused the latter’s death, Penalver survived with serious injuries.

Both accused admitted to Pat. Odeo Carino their involvement in the crime upon invitation in
the police station.

At their arraignment, appellants pleaded not guilty to the crime charged. After due hearing,
the lower court rendered judgment 2 on June 19, 1987 finding both appellants guilty beyond
reasonable doubt of the crime of robbery with homicide and frustrated homicide. Appellants
assigning in their brief a single error submitting that the court gravely erred in finding them
guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the crime of robbery with homicide and frustrated
homicide.

In support of their lone assignment of error, appellants insist that the trial court cannot rely
on the extrajudicial confession of appellant Camat as a basis for their conviction because
such confession was obtained during custodial investigation in violation of their
constitutional rights.

ISSUE:

WON the trial court erred in relying on the extrajudicial confessions of the accused as basis
for their conviction because such confession was obtained in custodial investigation in
violation of their constitutional rights.

HELD:
Yes. Absent any showing that appellants were duly advised of the mandatory guarantees
under the Bill of rights, their confessions made before Pat. Carino are inadmissible against
them, and cannot be used in support of their conviction. However, SC still affirmed their
guilt.