Former Guam cop convicted in death of Filipino officer

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.”

 

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