Self-defense NEGATED by location of fatal wounds inflicted on victim

One who sets up self-defense "must rely on the strength of his own evidence." Hence, if the evidence for the defense is of doubtful veracity, "conviction is imperative," the accused having admitted the killing. Here, nestor claims that Sabino was the aggressor. he shot Sabino twice, first on his hip when the latter was about to hack him (Nestor) with a bolo, and the second on his right chest. Be that as it may, the physical evidence however runs roughshod over Nestor's claim of self defense. [G.R. No. 95049. December 9, 1996]