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People of the Philippines v. Rocha GR No. 173797, August 21, 2007 FACTS: On February 6, 1996, RTC decided that Trumpeta, Cenita, Rocha and Ramos were guilty of the crime of robbery with homicide, and imposed to them the penalty of reclusion perpetua. Trumpeta, Cenita and accused-appellants appealed to the RTC. However, Trumpeta filed an Urgent Motion to Appeal which was also granted by the court. Then the case was transferred to the CA , which promulgated its decision affirming with clarification the decision of the RTC. Rocha and Ramos appealed the decision of the CA to the SC, which later on required the parties to submit their respective supplemental briefs. Rocha, having been detained for more than seventeen years, filed a motion to withdraw appeal, stating that he intends to apply for parole He also manifested that his co-accused on this case, Romeo Trumpeta and Estaquio Cenita, had already withdrawn their appeal. On February 14, 2007, through the Solicitor General, filed a Comment opposing Rocha’s Motion to withdraw Appeal. Then Ramos followed suit and filed his own Manifestation with Motion to withdraw Appeal. He likewise
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