WATCH | GERRY ORTEGA MURDER CASE: OSG asks appellate court to reconsider ruling setting Reyes free


The office of the Solicitor General on Tuesday filed a Motion for Reconsideration before the Court of Appeals to reverse its ruling that dismissed the suspected mastermind, former Palawan governor Joel Reyes, in the Gerry Ortega murder case.

Reyes was released after the Court of Appeals granted his petition on January 4 questioning the murder proceedings at the Regional Trial Court.

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Initially cleared by a a Department of Justice investigative panel, a second DOJ panel indicted him.

But, in 2012 Reyes went into hiding and eventually escaped to Thailand, where he was arrested and brought home for trial.

The Office of the Solicitor General is seeking to reverse the junking of the case against Reyes.

Read and scroll through the OSC motion for reconsideration below: