Arriola may get up to 1 year for assault

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Jury finds Antonio Arriola guilty of assault as a misdemeanor, not guilty of manslaughter in the death of Paul Nakumura.

Guam – After one day in deliberations, a verdict was reached in the case against Antonio Arriola. A jury found Arriola not guilty of manslaughter but did hand down a guilty verdict for assault as a misdeamenor.

The conviction stems from an altercation in November 2016 at the Slurp and Burp Bar, where Arriola hit Paul Nakumura in the head with a glass mug. Nakumura was hospitalized and died two months later.

According to Attorney General’s Office Spokesperson Carlina Charforous, Arriola faces up to 1 year incarceration for assault as a misdemeanor.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.