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Pananagutin! 18 slapped with murder raps over Castillo’s death

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Eighteen individuals may possibly rot in jail over the death of UST law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III.

This was after the Manila Police District (MPD) on Monday filed murder, obstruction of justice, perjury, robbery and violation of the Anti-Hazing Law charges against 18 people, including John Paul Solano.

Solano, who is considered as the primary suspect in the case, is currently under police custody after surrendering last week to Senator Panfilo Lacson.

Facing murder, robbery, violation of Anti-Hazing Law, and obstruction of justice are Antonio Trangia, Ralph Trangia, Arvin Balag, Mhin Wei Chan, Ranie Rafael Santiago, Oliver John Audrey Onofre, Jason Rodolfo Robiños, Danielle Hans Matthew Rodrigo, Karl Matthew Villanueva, Joshua Joriel Macabali, Axel Mundo Hipe, Marc Anthony Ventura, Aeron Salientes, Marcelino Bagtang, Zimon Padro and Jose Miguel Salamat.

Antonio, father of Ralph, is allegedly the owner of the vehicle used to transport the body of Castillo to the hospital.

Ralph and his mother Rosemarie flew to the United States last September 19, few days before the alleged hazing rites of Castillo happened.

Authorities earlier said that the Trangia couple might face obstruction of justice charges for their involvement in Castillo’s death.

Other respondents in the case remain at large, according to police.