Hubert Webb is now a free man.
Today, December 14, the Supreme Court finally acquitted Webb and six other co-accused suspects. That is, after spending 15 years behind bars for the Vizconde murder case that took place in the mid-90s. Going out, Hubert insisted his innocence.
"Nagpapasalamat ako na 'yung katotohanan lumabas talaga," says the now-free Webb. "Magmula sa umpisa sinabi naming inosente kami. Hindi kami tumakbo."
For those who are hearing about the Vizconde murder case for the first time, here's a crash course to what would be one of the longest crime trials in Philippine history:
WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO
PHOTOS FROM INQUIRER.NET & GMANEWS.TV