Guam – Police Spokesman A.J. Balajadia says that Roland San Nicolas Smith of Agat has been arrested on charges of murder in the death of his common law wife. PNC News has learned that the woman is 43 year old Amanda M. Tedtaotao Cruz of Sinajana.
Cruz died Sunday at GMH from injuries she suffered following an assault in Agat. A nursing supervisor says she had suffered serious head injuries. An autopsy will be performed later today to determine the exact cause of death.
Officer Balajadia says Agat police were called to a report of a domestic argument at Smith’s family home. Smith was also taken to GMH and treated and released for a laceration to his neck. Officer Balajadia says he suffered a self inflicted slash wound to his neck which required 11 stitches.
Smith has been booked and confined on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated assault, family violence, and possession of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.
Balajadia could not say what type of weapon was used to strike the woman.