The Balmer case was raffled to Judge Philbert Iturralde who is also the judge in the Mark Dizon trial. The City prosecutor will be Junnie Esplana. The warrants of arrest were issued on January 24, 2012. There are actually two cases. One case for David Balmer and one for Elma DeGuia. Both warrants list all three suspects. This was a very long time in coming and many will wonder if the two American suspects, Tim Kaufman and Joe Tramontano will ever be brought back here to answer the charges and defend themselves. I have to find out how this system works now, for example, is there a process for extradition and what kind of coordination is there with the US and the Philippines. I suspect we will never see them here and I also suspect that there are more people involved with this murder who do not want them back here.