(Eagle News)–The family of Darwin Dormitorio has filed criminal charges against the seven Philippine Military Academy cadets police said were behind his death.
Charged with murder raps and for violation of the anti-torture and anti-hazing laws were Cadet First Class Axl Rey Sanopao, Cadet Second Class Christian Zacarias, Cadet Third Class Shalimar Imperial, Cadet Third Class Felix Lumbag, Cadet Third Class Julius Carlo Tadena, Cadet Third Class Rey David John Volante and Cadet Third Class John Vincent Manalo.
The charges were filed in the Baguio Prosecutors Office.
Dormitorio was found unconscious in his barracks in Fort del Pilar on Sept. 18.
He was rushed to the hospital where he died.
Authorities said he passed away due to internal injuries sustained from hazing rites.