Senate eyes release of Solano's confession

Senate is set to release next week the audio recording and transcript of John Paul Solano's confession during the executive session with senators last September 25.

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri warned Solano that the chamber is set to show the public the contents of his testimony if he will fail to submit copies of his sworn affidavit he submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Zubiri said the turnover of the affidavit to the Senate was promised by Solano during their closed-door session.

But the lawmaker noted, two preliminary investigstions of the DOJ have already been conducted yet no document had been forwarded by Solano to the senators.

Zubiri said 21 senators already signed a resolution approving the release of the transcript and audio recording.

The senator earlier mentioned that during the session, Solano had implicated at least six fellow members of the Aegis Juris fraternity.

The fraternity held the fatal hazing on University of Sto. Tomas freshman law student Horacio Castillo III on the night of September 16, 2017.

Zubiri believes the disclosure of the contents of Solano's statements is crucial in the manhunt of the Manila Police District against the other fraternity members.

Solano and 17 others are facing charges of murder, robbery and violation of the Anti-Hazing Law following the death of Castillo.


Topics: Castillo , Solano , hazing
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