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DOJ clears accused of rape, homicide in Dacera case

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According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the criminal indictments against 11 individuals allegedly involved in the death of flight attendant Christine Dacera have been dismissed by the Makati Prosecutor’s Office.


In January 2021, Dacera was found dead in the bathtub of a Makati Hotel following a New Year’s Eve party with friends.


Initially, authorities as well as the deceased’s family, believed foul play and sexual assault were involved, and 11 people were filed criminal charges.


However, after an autopsy and investigation were conducted, it was found that Dacera had succumbed to a ruptured aortic aneurysm, and no evidence of rape or murder was found.


No traces of any illegal substances or paralyzing drugs were found in her system.


The indictments issued against John Pascual dela Serna III, Rommel Galido, John Paul Halili, Jezreel Rapinan, Alain Chen, Mark Anthony Rosales, Reymar Englis, Louie Delima, Jamyr Cunanan, Eduardo Pangilinan III and Gregorio Angelo Rafael de Guzman were formally junked in a resolution issued January 31.


Illegal substance charges issued slapped on Rosales and Galido were also dropped due to a lack of evidence, the DOJ stated.

Photo: Inquirer.net


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