MANILA - Model Deniece Cornejo was put behind bars Monday night at Camp Crame in Quezon City, 3 hours after she surrendered to authorities in relation to the January 22 mauling of actor Vhong Navarro.
Cornejo, whose handcuffs were covered with a green bandana, was escorted by several police officers while she underwent booking at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters.
Around 30 minutes after she surrendered at 4 p.m., Cornejo was brought from the office of PNP chief Alan Purisima to the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) building, where she was processed under the Women and Children Protection Desk.
She was then transported to the crime laboratory to undergo medical examination.
At around 7 p.m., Cornejo was temporarily detained at CIDG's Anti-Transnational Crime Unit. She shared a detention cell with a number of female inmates.
Cornejo will be brought to the Taguig Regional Trial Court on Tuesday, CIDG head Chief Supt. Benjamin Magalong told DZMM.
Atty. Coney Aquino, one of Cornejo's lawyers, said their camp will file a petition for bail in the serious illegal detention case for supposed lack of evidence against her client.
Cornejo's co-accused, Cedric Lee and Simeon Raz, were arrested for the same non-bailable offense in Oras, Eastern Samar last April 25 after weeks in hiding. -- Reports from Edwin Sevidal, Zhander Cayabyab, DZMM