Prosecution fails to dispute accused's voluntary surrender claim; hence, appreciated

Appellant testified that he voluntary surrendered to the police when they fetched him at Dodong Opulentisima's house. The prosecution did not dispute appellant's claim of voluntary surrender. Guillerma herself testified that without any resistance, appellant went with the police when they fetched him at Dodong's house. Indeed, appellant did not escape after Dodong Opulentisima called the police. Instead, he voluntarily placed himself at the disposal of the police authorities. [G.R. No. 115686. December 2, 1996]