More security needed in Pinoy bar shooter trial, judge says

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

May 21, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Emotions are running high in Sandusky, Ohio over the case of Igmidio Mista, the undocumented Filipino man accused of shooting and killing an off-duty policeman and two others inside a bar.

That’s why a judge is beefing up security during the trial.

The judge plans to double the number of security guards and sheriff deputies at Mista’s upcoming court dates.

Wooden barricades to control courthouse traffic and metal detectors will also be in place.

Court administrators say public interest in Mista’s case is high and they expect a higher than usual turnout from the community.

Mista is charged with killing of three men, including an off-duty police officer who was celebrating his birthday, in a March 9 shooting rampage at the Last Call Bar in Fremont, Ohio.

Mista heads to trial on Aug. 4 and faces up to 75-years to life in prison.

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  • PAWS
    22 May 2014 at 6:40 am - Reply

    i dont expect this guy to give up without a fight….mukha pa lang notorious na, well, anyway….kid surely ihanda mo na pwet mo for the next 75 years….

  • Boy
    22 May 2014 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Illigal Filipino, killed 3 Americans including policeman, TPS applicants/advocates, you are in trouble, one or ten of you, might be more voilent then him. We don’t want you to kill more Americans….You better go back home…..

    • PAWS
      23 May 2014 at 2:57 am - Reply

      saan mo naman napulot yan kwento mo?

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