Another lawyer withdraws from Castro murder case

Joshua Palacios (PNC file photo)

One of the men implicated in the shooting death of Keith Castro appeared in court Friday morning to be appointed new legal representation.

Attorney Douglas Moylan was appointed to represent Joshua Palacios last week, but upon looking into the case, Moylan discovered that he is not able to represent Palacios due to a conflict of interest.

Moylan told Superior Court Judge Vernon Perez that he represents two individuals who are on the government’s witness list. He said a waiver of the conflict of interest is not possible.

Palacios, who was not present for the hearing due to issues at the Department of Corrections, was made aware of the conflict requiring Moylan’s withdrawal from the case.

As a result, Judge Perez appointed attorney John Terlaje to represent Palacios in the murder case.

A hearing has been set for November 24, with trial eyed for December


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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.