Accused cannot suggest any reason why strangers would falsely testify against him

It is hard to believe that the eyewitnesses could have been mistaken in identifying appellant as the malefactor. Moreover, the credibilty of these eyewitnesses could not be questioned for there is nothing on the record to suspect that they would perjure themselves. Prior to the incident, appellant was unknown to them. The first time they saw appellant was on the day of the shooting. So it was for appellant. He admitted that the prosecution witnesses were known to him. Indeed, appellant could not suggest any reason why these strangers would falsely testify against him. [G.R. No. 116618. November 21, 1996]