AG’s Office has not charged 3rd suspect in DOC beating


GPD arrested Peter Gines Thursday afternoon and charged him with attempted murder.

Guam- While the Guam Police Department has identified a third suspect in the prison beating of Justin Meno, the Attorney General’s Office has not yet formally charged the suspect.

It was Thursday afternoon when GPD Spokesman Officer Paul Tapao issued a release stating that a follow-up investigation into the beating of Department of Corrections inmate Justin Meno resulted in a third arrest.

Peter John Gines, 32, was arrested for attempted murder, aggravated assault and conspiracy.

While Gines was booked and re-confined, he has yet to be formally charged by the AG’s Office. Instead he has been issued a notice to appear in 2020 which means the AG’s office will have until then to charge him in relation to this crime.

Two other inmates have been charged by the AG’s office with attempted murder–Jeremiah Isezaki and Albert Babauta Santos. Isezaki has pleaded not guilty while Santos is scheduled to be arraigned next week.


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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.