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[ GR No. 4653, Dec 21, 1908 ]

US v. JUAN MARCELO +

DECISION

G.R. No. 4653

[ G.R. No. 4653, December 21, 1908 ]

THE UNITED STATES, PLAINTIFF AND APPELLEE, VS. JUAN MARCELO, DEFENDANT AND APPELLANT.

D E C I S I O N

ARELLANO, C.J.:

BRIGANDAGE (1907); JURISDICTION OVER CRIMINALS CAPTURED WITHIN THE DISTRICT. Prom the Court of First Instance of Manila.  Lobingier, J.

The accused was convicted of bandolerismo and sentenced to imprisonment for twenty years with costs. Counsel for the defense contended that as the crime was committed in Malabon, in the Province of Rizal, the Court of First Instance of Manila had no jurisdiction to try the case. Held, That under Act No. 518, section 3, courts of competent jurisdiction are empowered to try persons charged with bandolerismo when such persons are captured within the district. Evidence held sufficient to sustain conviction and judgment affirmed.

For appellant: Mariano Monroy.
For appellee: Attorney-General Araneta.

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