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Ex-bf eyed in murder of Maritoni’s sister

  • Written by Joel dela Torre
  • Published in Top Stories
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POLICE are still confirming their suspicion that the former boyfriend of Maria Aurora Moynihan is the killer of the ill-fated sister of actress Maritoni Fernandez.

Moynihan’s ex-boyfriend Leandro Antonio Kanahashi was one of the two drug suspects who died in a shootout with police officers last week in Quezon City.

According to QCPD director Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, the .40 cal. pistol recovered by cops at the body of Kanahashi turned out to be the one used in Moynihan’s killing.

Kanahashi, 31, and a resident of 311th Jamboree Street, Brgy. Kamuning, QC was killed with a still unidentified companion after they opted to fight it out with lawmen last October 9.

Eleazar said ballistic examinations lifted from Kanahashi’s firearm matched the spent bullet shells found beside the body of Moynihan at the crime scene along Temple Drive in Barangay Ugong Norte, QC.
Although the ballistic results strongly indicated Kanahashi’s possible involvement in the actress’ sister’s slaying, the QC police chief said they are still investigating who really shot Moynihan. 
“Isa pa rin siya (Kanahashi) sa suspek o person of interest dahil, paano napunta sa kanya ang baril kung wala siyang kinalaman sa pagpatay kay Moynihan. ‘Yong ang malaking katanungan doon,”, Eleazar said.
Moynihan’s family confirmed that Kanahashi was indeed an ex-boyfriend of the victim.
Eleazar said Kanahashi is known as a “higher than a street-level” drug dealer who was into shabu and party drugs peddling.
Kanahashi was also the last to text Moynihan before she was found dead, the QC police commander added.