Castillo DNA matches blood stains, body fluid from hazing paddle


Posted at Oct 13 2017 05:30 PM

MANILA- Samples of DNA taken from the parents of slain law freshman Horacio "Atio" Castillo III match blood stains in a hazing paddle and white shirt found in the Aegis Jvris fraternity office in Manila, according to a police report. 

A Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory report showed that blood stains and suspected body fluid taken from the shirt and hazing paddle were "consistent with having come from" the child of Horacio Castillo Jr. and wife Carminia Castillo. 

"The probability of parentage is 99.99 percent," the PNP report read, proving that the specimen came from Castillo. 

Castillo's parents underwent DNA testing last Sept. 29 for comparison with blood stains and body fluid samples found at the fraternity library, where the fatal hazing allegedly took place.

The report may be crucial in establishing Castillo's presence at the Aegis Jvris office and in proving that the 22-year-old underwent hazing before his death. 

A University of Santo Tomas student, Castillo allegedly underwent hazing rites last month under the Aegis Jvris fraternity and died due to massive injuries consistent with hazing, according to an autopsy report.

He was brought to the Chinese General Hospital hours after the incident but was declared dead upon arrival on Sept. 17. His parents learned of his death before dawn the next day. 

Several fraternity members are facing criminal charges over his death. 

-- with a report from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News