Updated on April 27 – Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez said a police officer has approached him to discuss his observations of his findings on the day of Mrs Etong’s shooting. JS Gonzalez said he would forward his story to the National Bureau of Investigation.
You can read the details from JS Gonzalez here.
Updated on April 18 – The NBI said they want to put every witness under the polygraph test, better known as the lie detector test.
These witnesses will be subjected to the lie detector test – Failon’s driver Glen Polan, houseboy Pacifico Apacible, nanny Wilfreda Bollester, and maid Carlita Morbos, Mr. Failon and his sister-in-law Pamela Arteche.
Updated on April 17, 2009 –
Police said Ted Failon tested negative for gunpowder residue on his hand. Mrs Etong also tested negative for gunpowder residue. Police said a gunpowder test can be inconclusive because Mrs Etong underwent several medical procedures and surgeries when she was warded. The medical procedures may have affected the subsequent test for gunpowder residue.
Joy Tan and Jackie Bartolome are close friends to the late Mrs Etong. They said “Trina” told them she had used up all the money in the couple’s time deposit account. Trina was afraid to let Ted know. Trina appeared depressed and had spoken about suicide. Joy Tan and Jackie Bartolome said they did not take it seriously as they thought Trina was a religious woman and would not resort to suicide.
Updated on April 16, 2009 – Trinidad Etong died 8:50 pm Thursday, April 16 – Failon’s driver and 3 maids were charged for destroying evidence –
Post on April 15, 2009 –
Ted Failon, news anchor of ABS-CBN in Philippines, had a tragic incident on Wednesday, April 15. Failon’s wife has a gunshot wound after an incident in their home in Quezon City. Failon alleged his wife, Trinidad Arteche Etong Failon, 44, shot herself. Police will investigate and confirm if Mrs Failon suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Ted Failon’s real name is Mario Teodoro Failon Etong.
Trinidad Arteche Etong Failon allegedly left a suicide note for her husband in which she apologized for her action.
Failon’s household help cleaned the bathroom where Trinidad was found with her gunshot wound. Ted Failon removed the gun and put it in the bedroom. The scene was disturbed before police arrived.
There are conflicting reports on what happened. The bullet entered in Trinidad’s left temple but the gun was found on the right side of her body.
There were reports that Mrs Etong was shot in her husband’s vehicle during a quarrel but Failon denied this. Failon’s vehicle was cleaned up the same day, according to source 4.
Police said Ted Failon is not a suspect yet. Trinidad Etong’s condition now is bad. She is clinically dead (brain dead) according to news source 3.
We pray for Trinidad Etong and Ted Failon.
Trinidad Etong, RIP.
Ted Failon photo and news 3.
Ted Failon news 4.
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