A report from GMA-7 awhile ago is saying that Deniece Cornejo, one of the five person accused in the serious illegal detention case filed by actor-TV host Vhong Navarro in connection with the mauling incident that happened in a condominium unit last Jan. 22, is expected to attend a hearing before the Taguig Regional Trial Court this morning, May 8, 2014 (Philippine time) or this evening, May 7, 2014 (U.S. time). Deniece, along with Cedric Lee and Zimmer Raz, who are now detained in the National Bureau of Investigation detention cell, are facing grave coercion and serious illegal detention cases before the Taguig RTC Branch 271.
Cedric and Zimmer were arrested by the NBI in the Town of Oras, Eastern Samar last month, according to some reports, Deniece was also in Oras, but based on her revelation to the Philippine National Police officials, she was not hiding in the Eastern Samar area where the two of her co-accused were arrested by the NBI. Incidentally, the three of them are now doing everything to stay in the NBI detention cell and the PNP headquarters.
Reports said Judge Paz Esperanza Cortez is still weighing their motion, there are also reports saying that her order will be released next week. This is going to be an exciting but very long battle for the actor-TV host Vhong Navarro, but according to some observers who are following this case, they will follow and wait for the final verdict of Judge Paz Cortez.
The accused, led by Cedric Lee and and Deniece Cornejo, are confident that they will get the favorable decision from the court because they believe that they are innocent, but when you ask Atty. Alma Mallonga, she will tell you that they have strong cases against Cedric and his team. Meanwhile, the authorities are doing their best to serve the arrest warrants for the serious illegal detention case to Jed Fernandez and Ferdinand Guerrero who are remain at large despite an appeal made by the DOJ secretary following the arrest of their co-accused last month.