Joson brothers sued over Alabang road rage

Criminal charges were filed against four members of Joson clan residing in Ayala Alabang in Muntinlupa City in connection with the road rage that resulted in the injury of  a 26-year-old man two weeks ago.

Charged with frustrated murder, grave threat and child abuse before the Muntinlupa City Prosecutors Office were Joson brothers—Christian and Angelo, and their parents Crisolito and Patricia.

The victim, Karlo Alfonso Santiago, was accompanied by his father Alfonso and sister Kay in filing the case last Monday.

Santiago said they include the suspects’ parents in the case because they were aboard the Joson’s vehicle when the incident happened around   9 p.m. last Sept. 18 in Ayala Alabang.

n their complaint, Santiago’s father told investigators that he and his son and three-year-old grandson were onboard a golf cart on their way out of the subdivision when the Joson brothers on board a white Toyota Prado (XLU-831) appeared.

The Joson brothers shouted invectives at them for blocking their path, Santiago said, adding that he tried to intervene but he ended up being beaten by the brothers.

The victim was rushed to and confined at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Alabang for two days.

Lawyer Arianne Mae Gorosin-Garcia said they filed the frustrated murder charges because of the injuries Karlo sustained while the grave threat charges was  for the serious threat received by the victim from the suspects.

“The three-year-old boy also sustained an injury on his right knee after one of the men pushed Mr. Alfonso, who was at that time carrying his grandson,” said Garcia.

Meanwhile, Alfonso said he appreciated the gesture of former Nueva Ecija Vice Gov. Edward Thomas Joson condemning the violent act of the Joson brothers.

The former vice governor said the family could just be distant relatives from Bataan. “They do not own a house or any other property in Nueva Ecija,” he said.

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