Trial Set for Pinoy Accused of Killing Co-Worker

REDWOOD CITY – In San Diego, California, the Filipino accused of killing his co-worker at an LBC shipping and remittance center will get a jury trial in October.

Leopoldo Pacuan will face a jury on October 19, 2015. Prosecutors have not yet decided if they will seek the death penalty.

Prosecutors claim Pacuan, who works at the LBC in Mira Mesa, tried to rob a fellow Filipina Raquel Morales, who was working at the front desk inside the store last may.

He allegedly stabbed Morales 8 times, including twice in the heart and stole her purse and wedding ring, before leaving her for dead.

Pacuan has since pleaded not guilty to the murder charges.

Pacuan, who has worked for LBC Express since 2009, was arrested days after the Morales, described as a well-loved loyal employee of 13 years, was found dead inside the store on May 18, 2014.


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