UST Law dean, Aegis Jvris men face raps over Castillo hazing death

Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 09 2017 06:36 PM

Parents of slain University of Santo Tomas law freshman Horacio Castillo III filed charges against UST Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina and trustees of Aegis Jvris Foundation over the hazing death of Castillo. 

The Castillo couple charged Divina with murder and violation of Republic Act No. 8049 or the Anti-Hazing Law. He was also charged with perjury and obstruction of justice.

Meanwhile, members of the Aegis Jvris Fraternity tagged in Castillo's death asked the Department of Justice to exclude all evidence obtained from the search on the fraternity's library.

They argued that the evidence obtained can be considered "fruit of a poisonous tree," insisting that the search was illegal because the application for search warrant was for the alleged violation of a "non-existent" provision in the Anti-Hazing Law.

The motion was made by John Paul Solano's camp, joined by the rest of the respondents.

Complainants have 10 days to comment on Solano's motion, while the respondents are expected to submit counter-affidavits on October 30.