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Oct 6, 2014

Lincoln “Corn” Sabido is waylaid and killed on Flamboyant Street

Lincoln “Corn” Sabido

The weekend’s second murder took place on Saturday night. Another man, well-known to the law, who also twice beat the murder rap lost his life in a hail of bullets. Lincoln “Corn” Sabido died minutes after he was shot multiple times by a lone gunman who snuck up on him from behind the house he was visiting on Flamboyant Street. Police are following all leads, but up to news time, no one has been charged. News Five’s Isani Cayetano reports.


Isani Cayetano, Reporting

The troubled, young life of thirty-year-old Lincoln Sabido was dramatically cut short on Saturday night in a hail of bullets.  Sabido, known to family and friends as ‘Corn’, was sitting on a verandah on Flamboyant Street when a lone gunman emerged on the scene.  The armed assault was rather expeditious and, needless to say, extremely violent.


Voice of: Resident

“He was hanging out and I don’t really know what happened but we went to the shop and when we came back from the shop I just saw his body on the ground.”


Sabido had been mortally injured during what residents say was a salvo of at least six rounds.  One of those bullets presumably flew wide of its target and found its mark on the side of this concrete bungalow.


Raphael Martinez

Raphael Martinez, Police Press Officer

“At approximately ten-eleven p.m. police visited the corner of Flamboyant and Moya streets where they saw thirty-year-old Lincoln Sabido of a Moya Street address with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.  He was transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries at about ten-thirty in the evening.”


The killer, from all accounts, snuck up on Sabido and blindsided him from behind a clump of bushes.


Voice of: Resident

“I was told that the gunman came from behind the house and shot him one time in the head and he swung around and then he began to run and [then] collapsing in the middle of the street.”


And that’s how Sabido’s life came to an abrupt end, suffering a similar fate to those he allegedly put to death.


Raphael Martinez

“Initial investigations reveal that several shots were heard on Flamboyant Street and later on, about ten-ten they saw the body of Sabido lying on the street apparently dead.  So far police have not detained anybody.  We have no suspects in this case, as the investigations continue.”


His first case dates back to March 2007, at the age of twenty-two, when he was arraigned for the murder of Sherwin Locke.  He walked.  Less than a year later, he was once again before the court for the murder of Norman Reyes.  He was shot and killed inside his home a stone’s throw away from where he would lay dead six years later.  A little over a year ago, Sabido was acquitted of that murder after being remanded for five years. Reporting for News Five, I am Isani Cayetano.

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