The DOJ investigating panel in the Ruby Rose Barrameda-Jimenez case recommended the filing of murder charges against businessman Lope Jimenez, Atty. Manuel Jimenez, Jr., Eric Fernandez, Lennard "Spyke" Descalso and Roberto "Obet" Ponce.
Star witness Manuel Montero was also impleaded but that is a necessary step prior to having him discharged as an accused and turned into a state witness. The case was filed before the Navotas Regional Trial Court (RTC).
Cleared by the DOJ was Manuel Jimenez III or Thirdy, Ruby Rose's estranged husband and another accused, Rudy dela Cruz, for lack of probable cause.
More on this latest development in the Ruby Rose murder case in this 24 Oras report by Carlo Lorenzo courtesy of GMANews.tv:
Atty. Mario Aguinaldo, lawyer for the Jimenez family expressed his clients' readiness to face the murder charges against them.
With the filing of the murder charges, the case will now move into the trial stage, the presentation of the prosecution's evidence and after that, the defense and evidence for the accused.