Treachery in a Sudden and Unexpected Attack

An unexpected and sudden attack under circumstances which render the victim unable and unprepared to defend himself by reason of the suddenness and severity of the attack constitutes alevosia, and the fact that the act was frontal does not preclude the presence of treachery.

Alevosia involves treachery or premeditation.

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