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SC affirms guilt of 5 persons in Villa case By Benjamin B. Pulta 02/21/2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

SC affirms guilt of 5 persons in Villa case

By Benjamin B. Pulta 02/21/2012

Twenty one years after the death of Leonardo “Lenny” Villa in the hands of his fraternity brothers, the Supreme Court (SC) has finally ruled on the fate of his assailants.

In a 68-page decision, the SC’s Second Division ruled on the consolidated case involving five appeals in the case of those accused who were members of the Aquila Legis Juris Fraternity who took part in the incident which occured in February 1991.

Associate Justices Antonio Carpio, Arturo Brion, Jose Perez and Bienvenido Reyes concurred in the decision which also ordered that copies of the decision be furnished to Congress for possible consideration of the amendment of the Anti-Hazing Bill to include the fact of intoxication and the presence of non-resident or alumni fraternity members during hazing as aggravating circumstances that would increase the applicable penalties..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120221met1.html

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