Suspect arrested in death of film critics
Alexis Tioseco, Nika Bohinc slain Sept. 1 in ManilaHONG KONG -- Police in Manila have arrested a man suspected in the deaths last week of film critics Alexis Tioseco and Nika Bohinc.
The pair were killed during a robbery at their home in Quezon City on Sept 1.
The 47-year-old man, named as Danilo Jovoc, is an employee of the couple's trucking and haulage business. He was arrested after witnesses saw him getting out of the couple's car, which had been used as a getaway vehicle. He also matched police sketches of one of the three men who broke into the couple's home.
Police said Jovoc has remained silent about his involvement and the whereabouts of his accomplices, but report that he was charged on Tuesday with robbery and murder.
A recently hired housemaid, whom the police suspect of letting the robbers into the couple's home, is missing.
Tioseco was founder of Criticine.com, a Web site critiquing Southeast Asian cinema, and was a regular contributor to publications including the Philippine Star, Screen International, Senses of Cinema and Osian's Cinema. Bohinc, who lived between Slovenia and Manila, was editor in chief of Ekran film magazine.
According to newspaper reports, the robbers took two laptop computers, three cell phones, a Rolex watch, two digital cameras, two video cameras, an iPod, two bags and cash in local and foreign currency.