By Marisol Bo-oc | 08:31 PM February 08, 2022
Former Bohol Provincial Board member Niño Rey Boniel plead guilty to killing his wife, pilot and former Bien Unido town mayor Gisela Bendong- Boniel.
On Tuesday (Feb. 8), Boniel made the plea during a hearing on his parricide case before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 70 in Lapu-Lapu City under a plea bargaining deal.
Boniel and four of his cohorts- Wilfredo Hoylar, Restituto Magoncia, Alan Delos Reyes, and one other- confessed on the stand that he had killed his wife confirming the pieces of evidence against him.
Hoylar, Magoncia, Delos Reyes, and one other also pleaded guilty to the charges.
Boniel is sentenced to eight to 14 years in prison for the parricide case.
He is still facing a separate case of kidnapping and serious illegal detention.
Since Boniel has been serving prison time for the last four years and a half, he may well be free in three years time.
Years after the killing, Gisela’s body, is yet to be found.