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- Police filed homicide charges against a Philippine man who shot and killed a 32-year-old actor while he was filming a scene as a masked motorcycle rider. Philippine village watchman Eddie Cuizon told police he spotted actor Kirk Abella and his co-star Victor Sablada filming the scene and didn't believe them when they said it was part of a production on the low-budget film, Going Somewhere. According to the AP, Sablada told Cuizon, "Buddy, we are just shooting," but Cuizon, who introduced himself as a police officer, shot Abella point blank in the back as they began to drive away. (Watchmen usually do not carry guns in the Philippines, where street killings are often committed by motorcycle-driving assassins.) Said police investigator Roger Nedamo: "It wasn't planned. It was plain stupidity." Cuizon faces up to 20 years in prison. An assistant to the film's director Alan Lyddiard texted the AP that they were "baffled why it happened, having taken the necessary precautions and have asked the help of the police for security."
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