Wednesday, February 22, 2012

People vs. Cornel

Facts: On June 8, 1945, about 6 o’clock in the afternoon, Gerardo Cornel, the accused, assaulted the deceased Fabian Burac with a bolo as the latter was descending the stairs of his house in the barrio of San Miguel, municipality of Tabaco, Province of Albay. He was wounded in the forehead and after he fell, Cornel threw a rock which hit Burac’s right clavicle, and Cornel thereafter fled in the direction of his house. These were all witnessed by Trinidad Coral, wife of the deceased. 

Apart, from the testimony of another witness in the person of Burac’s mother-in-law, Caspara Bendicio, to the effect when she asked Fabian not long after the incident as to what happened, Burac replied that he had been assaulted by the accused. 

Fabian Burac suffered from serious physical injuries until he died of tetanus several days later. 

Issue: Whether or not, Gerardo Cornel is criminally liable for the death of Fabian Burac. 

Held: The accused is responsible for the death of the deceased. The resulting injury was aggravated by infection and that the accused must of course be held responsible for the natural consequences of his unlawful act. 

Digg Google Bookmarks reddit Mixx StumbleUpon Technorati Yahoo! Buzz DesignFloat Delicious BlinkList Furl

0 comments: on "People vs. Cornel"

Post a Comment