Witness credibility NOT affected by minor inconsistency

The inconsistency refers to minor details and has no bearing on the credibility of the witness. A certain latitude must be given to whatever minor mistake the witness might have said about the actual confrontation. For apart from the shock and the numbing effect of the whole incident, the rapidity with which the sequence of events took place must have its toll on the accuracy of the witness' account. [G.R. No. 118770. December 6, 1996]