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                    [ArticleID] => 146866
                    [Title] => EDITORIAL - Consent to die
                    [Summary] => The victim’s father and one of the accused have died, which isn’t too surprising. It’s been nearly 11 years to the day law student Lenny Villa died from the severe beating he received as part of initiation rites of the Aquila Legis fraternity.
                    [DatePublished] => 2002-01-13 00:00:00
                    [ColumnID] => 133272
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                    [ArticleID] => 146894
                    [Title] => Lenny Villa’s mom slams CA ruling
                    [Summary] => After 11 years, justice remains elusive to this grieving mother.


Gerarda Villa, mother of Lenny Villa who died in February 1991 due to severe beatings he got during initiation rites of the Ateneo Law School’s Aquila Legis fraternity, expressed disappointment over a Court of Appeals (CA) ruling handed down Friday exonerating 19 of 26 accused in the case.

"I am so disappointed. It hurts to see that after all these years, justice remains elusive for my son," Villa said yesterday in a telephone interview.
[DatePublished] => 2002-01-13 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804896 [AuthorName] => Sheila Crisostomo [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 146792 [Title] => CA acquits 19 in Lenny Villa slay [Summary] => Only two were found guilty of homicide.

The Court of Appeals (CA) convicted two and acquitted 19 of the 26 members of the Aquila Legis fraternity at the Ateneo Law School who were found guilty by a lower court of the fatal hazing of neophyte Lenny Villa during initiation rites in February 1991.

In a decision handed down yesterday, the appellate court also held four others liable for the lesser offense of slight physical injuries.

Another one — Efren de Leon — died in April 1996.
[DatePublished] => 2002-01-12 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1096652 [AuthorName] => Delon Porcalla [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 87196 [Title] => 'I didn't favor anybody' [Summary] =>

BAGUIO CITY -- Embattled Supreme Court Justice Fidel Purisima, the ousted chairman of the panel that prepared last year's Bar, said he did not leak the test questions to help anyone pass the exam.

"I did not do anything to favor anybody. [DatePublished] => 2000-03-22 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1096652 [AuthorName] => Delon Porcalla [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 95047 [Title] => Justices hesitant to act on Villa case? [Summary] =>

The nine-year-old case of the fatal hazing of Ateneo law student Lenny Villa has suffered seven years of delay at the Court of Appeals after six justices reportedly inhibited themselves from taking part in deciding the fate of two convicted members of the Aquila Legis fraternity.

A check at the appeals court showed that the case has been up for decision as early as February 1997. The appeal was elevated by the convicted Aquilans in 1994. [DatePublished] => 2000-02-24 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1096652 [AuthorName] => Delon Porcalla [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) ) )

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