Chief Insp. Rico Santotome, Negros Occidental Provincial Police spokesman, said among the three is a man with a possible identifying mark on the left eye.
The man, who used a bandage on his left eye and wore a helmet at the time of the killing, maybe the driver of the tricycle used to ambush Arles in Ilog town last April 24, Santotome said.
Earlier, police released sketches of a man and a woman who were seen roaming near Arles’ office in Kabankalan City, apparently studying the judge’s daily habits and pattern of travelling before the murder.
Meanwhile, Santotome said Arles’ family and friends announced a P1.2-million reward for those who can lead authorities in arresting the suspects.
The younger Arles also revealed that they suspect an “influential” family in the province’s sixth district of having a hand in her father’s death.
“Subject for confirmation pa ito, hindi naman siya (Ria Arles) nagbigay ng specifics,” Santotome said.
During a case conference in Camp Montelibano, Arles’ daughter also read a letter from the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army, which conveyed the rebel group’s sympathy to the family of whom it described as a fair judge. (John Roson)
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