In Guam, a former cop convicted in the death of a Filipino police officer has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
38-year-old Pinoy police officer Elbert Piolo died of a gunshot back in July 2015, after a night of drinking with his former fellow police officer, Mark Torre Junior.
Reports say Piolo dropped off Torre at his home in Yigo — where he later called 9-1-1 saying, “I’m dying; he shot me.”
The defendant — Torre — argued that Piolo shot himself, though he claims he was too intoxicated to remember.
Meanwhile, Piolo’s family says he would have never killed himself.
Torre was convicted of negligent homicide; however, he was acquitted of murder and manslaughter earlier this year.
Following the sentencing, Torre’s attorney said they were “disappointed in the sentence handed down.”
A post on the ‘Justice for Sergeant Elbert Piolo’ Facebook page reportedly managed by the Piolo family expressed disappointment with the sentence, saying “eight years only… a cop killer gets away.”