Three suspects did not appear at the start of the preliminary investigation conducted by the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday (Jan. 13) over the rape with homicide complaint filed against them concerning the death of flight attendant Christine Dacera.
“Today’s preliminary investigation was attended by complainant and her counsel, the Philippine National Police and its counsel, and 7 out of 11 respondents who are also represented by their respective counsels,” read the statement of Makati City Prosecutor’s Office.
During the hearing, it said the PNP only submitted a supplemental complaint made by the investigating police officer.
“The PNP manifested that they are still awaiting for the results of the following: DNA Analysis, Toxicology/Chemical Analysis, Histopath Examination, and Laboratory Results from Makati Medical Center,” the prosecution office said.
Also, it cited that “5 of the respondents submitted their joint counter-affidavit.”
“The next hearing is scheduled on January 27, 2020 at 9:00AM,” it said.