Positive identification in murder; Alibi as a defense

Against positive identification, alibi cannot prevail. But even granting that he was at his house in the morning of the incident, this alone in the absence of other substantial evidence, is insufficient to remove the cloud of guilt, for by his own admission his house and the scene of the crime are only 60 meters apart, and there is nothing to show that it was physically impossible for him to be at the place of the commission of the crime. [G.R. No. 95049. December 9, 1996]