Rape with homicide complaint vs. respondents in Dacera case dismissed

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 27) — The Makati City prosecutor's office has dismissed for "lack of probable cause" the rape with homicide complaint against 11 respondents tagged in the death of flight attendant Christine Dacera early this year.

In a resolution obtained by CNN Philippines on Tuesday, Assistant Prosecutor Joan Santillan said the evidence presented is "insufficient to engender a well-founded belief that rape, homicide, or rape with homicide has been committed."

In the clear were John Pascual dela Serna III, Rommel Galido, John Paul Halili, Gregorio Angelo Rafael de Guzman, Jezreel Rapinan (a.k.a. Clark Rapinan), Alain Chen (a.k.a. Valentine Rosales), Mark Anthony Rosales, Reymar Englis, Louie Delima, Jamyr Cunanan and Eduard Pangilinan III.

Separate complaints filed by the National Bureau of Investigation are still under preliminary investigation at the Department of Justice.

Dacera was found lifeless on Jan. 1 after a New Year's Eve party with friends and acquaintances.

NBI earlier said Dacera died of “ruptured aortic aneurysm,” similar to the findings of the Philippine National Police.

CNN Philippines Correspondent Anjo Alimario contributed to this report