A lawyer for the family of one of the victims shows the page of Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes’ decision proclaiming a guilty verdict. Photo: Reuters

Maguindanao massacre: how a manservant, a backhoe and a flurry of texts helped convict the Ampatuans

  • Last week, a Philippine court jailed 29 members and associates of the powerful Ampatuan clan for life for the 2009 Maguindanao massacre
  • The family’s legal team had been convinced their clients would walk free – here we explore three key pieces of evidence that helped secure the convictions
Topic |   The Philippines
A lawyer for the family of one of the victims shows the page of Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes’ decision proclaiming a guilty verdict. Photo: Reuters
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