(UPDATE) The National Bureau of Investigation on Friday recommended charges against 11 men over the death of flight attendant Christine Dacera, including her friends who had denied that there was foul play.
The NBI sought charges of obstruction of justice, reckless imprudence resulting to homicide, perjury, falsification of an official document by a public officer and administering illegal drugs.
The charge sheet included: Mark Anthony Rosales, Rommel Galido, John Pascual dela Serna, Darwin Joseph Macalla, Gregorio de Guzman, Jezreel Rapinan, Alain Chen (Valentine Rosales), Reymar Englis, lawyer Neptali Maroto, Louie de Lima and Police Maj. Michael Sarmiento.
Dacera was found dead in the bathtub of a hotel room she shared with her friends on Jan. 1, after a night of partying where her parents claimed that she was drugged. Galido initially said that Dacera told her that she suspected her drink was laced but later recanted, saying it was made under duress.
De Guzman, Galido, Dela Serna, Rapinan and Rosales, who were billeted with Dacera, have denied having a hand in their friend's death and launched a YouTube channel to clear their names. Their New Year's Eve party spilled over to a second hotel room with another group of men.
Their lawyer, Mike Santiago, was contacted by reportr. However, he refused to comment until he sees a full copy of the NBI complaint.
The NBI recommendation will need to be evaluated by prosecutors before they are elevated to the court for trial.
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