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Death of the accused pending appeal of his conviction extinguishes his criminal liability as well as the civil liability based solely thereon. the claim for civil liability survives notwithstanding the death of the accused, if the same may also be predicated on a source of obligation other than delict

We note, first off, that the death of Angeles and of Mayor Comendador during the pendency of the case extinguished their criminal liabilities.           We now hold, as did the Sandiganbayan that the civil liability of Mayor Comendador survived his … Continue reading

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