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Billy Crawford pleads ‘not guilty’ to raps filed by Taguig City cops

/ 10:28 AM September 16, 2014

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MANILA, Philippines—Singer-actor and television host Billy Crawford pleaded not guilty to two counts of disobedience to a person or agent in authority and one count of malicious mischief during his arraignment Tuesday at the Taguig Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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Billy Crawford. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Judge Bernard Bernal of Taguig Metropolitan Trial Court branch 74 presided over the arraignment proceeding for Crawford’s case.

Crawford arrived at the Taguig Hall of Justice at around 8:30 a.m and the arraignment was finished at 10 a.m.

The cases were filed in connection with an incident last September 7 when the actor, reported to be drunk, went berserk and smashed a glass door of Taguig City Police Precinct 7 at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

Lawyer Lucas Carpio Jr., Crawford’s lead counsel, said that the pieces of evidence were not sufficient to convict the “It’s Showtime” host.

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Lawyer Lucas Carpio Jr. PHOTO BY RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

The pre-marking of the evidence is scheduled on November 5 and the trial proper on December 1.

Carpio also said that the charges filed were not subject for mediation.

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