While reading today's newspaper I saw this article about Claudio Teehankee Jr. being released in the dead of night. Bits and pieces of what happened then came trickling back and it's good that the article refreshed my memory on what I've forgotten.
On 1991, Claudio Teehankee Jr (yes, the namesake of the former Supreme Court justice) shot and killed Maureen Hultman and Roland Chapman, wounding Jussi Leino as well. All in their early 20's. There was no logical reason or motive why he killed them. He just confronted them in a street corner in Dasmarinas Village and just shot them after accosting them. Fortunately, Leino lived to tell the tale and testify against Teehankee.
Teehankee was released for good conduct behavior and he is sorry for the sins he has committed against society. But a part of me is very troubled by this development. Heck, I can only imagine what the Hultman and Chapman families must feel right now knowing that their daughter/son/sister/brother's killer is out and free. Is spending 17 years in prison payment enough for taking 2 human lives and wounding another?