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Lauro Vizconde passes away   

A screen grab from a 24 Oras file footage shows Lauro Vizconde being interviewed by GMA News reporter Sandra Aguinaldo
A screen grab from a 24 Oras file footage shows Lauro Vizconde being interviewed by GMA News reporter Sandra Aguinaldo
Lauro Vizconde passed away on Saturday afternoon, a day after suffering his fourth cardiac arrest, a report by Super Radyo dzBB. He was 77.
"He had a cardiac arrest caused by diabetic and pulmonary complications that caused him to finally move on at 77," a family statement read.
Dante Jimenez, Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption founding chairman, confirmed the VACC Chairman Emeritus' death after the latter's confinement at the intensive care unit of the Unihealth-Parañaque Hospital.
The Vizconde family, in a statement, paid tribute to Lauro for his unwavering quest for justice not just for himself but also for other victims of heinous crimes.
"Inilaan po ni Tito Oro ang kanyang buhay para sa kanyang pamilya at sa ibang biktima ng heinous crimes.

"Sa panahong ito ay binibigyang karangalan namin ang kaniyang dedikasyon at pagmamahal pa sa kanila hanggang sa kanyang huling sandali," the statement read.
Trial of the century
Vizconde's wife and two daughters were murdered inside their home in Paranaque City in June 1991 in what was infamously known as the Vizconde massacre. 
Estrellita Vizconde, then 49, had suffered 13 stab wounds while daughter Carmela, then 18, sustained 17 stab wounds and had been raped before she was killed. Six year old Jennifer had 19 stab wounds.
Lauro was in the United States on business when the killings took place.
Estrellita (left) and daughters Jennifer and Carmela
Estrellita (left) and daughters Jennifer and Carmela

Hubert Webb, son of former senator and basketball star Freddie Webb, and six others were arrested in 1995 and were charged with the multiple murder.

The other defendants were Antonio Lejano II, Hospicio Fernandez, Michael Gatchalian, Miguel Rodriguez, Peter Estrada, Joey Filart and Artemio Ventura

They were convicted by the Parañaque City Regional Trial Court. Filart and Ventura were convicted in absentia.

Webb, Lejano, Fernandez, Gatchalian, Rodriguez and Estrada  were later acquitted by the Supreme Court for failure of the prosecution to prove their guilt beyond reasonable doubt.  Webb and his co-accused were consequently freed from detention.

Webb is now running for councilor in Paranaque City. — APG, GMA News