Cable TV Host/Lawyer killed in own office

By Aie Balagtas See (The Philippine Star) Updated September 24, 2010 12:00 AM  


MANILA, Philippines – A lawyer-host of Global News Network (GNN) was stabbed dead in his office in Muntinlupa City on Wednesday night.

Police said Don James Mendoza sustained multiple stab wounds and was declared dead at the Muntinlupa Medical Center.

His mother, who was with him at the time of the crime, was also beaten and hogtied by the assailants, Senior Superintendent Romeo Sapitula, Muntinlupa City police chief, told The STAR.

Chief Inspector Jenny Tecson, spokesperson of Southern Police District, said two unidentified men attacked Mendoza at the Doña Amparo building along the National Road in Barangay Putatan at around 6:20 p.m. The building has no security guards, according to Sapitula.

Sapitula said the attackers could be “hired killers” and the killing might be due to the “sensitive cases that Mendoza was handling.”

Mendoza co-hosted GNN’s Pisobolities show with financial expert Armand Bengco for Destiny Cable subscribers. His remains lie at the Trinity Funeral Homes in Sucat, Parañaque, Bengco said.

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