Thursday, August 10, 2006

Demetriou Withdraws From Nida Case

Kaye Torres, the only daughter of slain actress Nida Blanca has terminated the services of Atty. Harriett Demetriou as her counsel.

This after Demetriou expressed her desire to withdraw from the case.

In a letter to Demetriou, Torres thanked her for services since November 2001 but cited differences in opinion as her reason for agreeing to terminate her.

"...due to reasons that have rendered our attorney-client relationship untenable, I wish to inform you that effective August 2, 2006, the services of my private counsel in the said case of my late mother Ms. Nida Blanca are no longer required and are thus terminated," Torres said.

Earlier this month, Torres wrote and visited Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez to remove Elena de la Paz from the list of those recommended charged for the murder of Blanca in 2001.

The justice department has submitted the amended information to the Pasig Regional Trial Court but Pasig RTC Judge Amelia Fabros said in open court, that the information has not been admitted.

Lawyer for de la Paz, Atty. Persida Rueda-Acosta, has filed a motion to defer proceedings. The court will continue hearing the motion tomorrow.

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