Attorney Pole files motion to suppress statements made by Justin Meno

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The three men accused of beating former DOC Inmate Justin Meno will not be heading to trial in October as previously scheduled.
Guam – Superior Court Judge Michael Bordallo, has postponed further proceedings for thirty days allowing legal counsels to address motions filed on behalf of Jeremiah Isezaki, Albert Santos II and Peter Gines.

While Gines’ attorney Samuel Tekker, has withdrawn his motion to sever, Isezaki’s attorney Randall Cunliffe, will need re-file his motion to sever on the basis that the previous motion is moot.

The court will also need to address two motions filed by Santos’ attorney William Pole, in which he requests to suppress the statement of the victim Justin Meno, as well as the unidentified informant.

Meno passed away four months after the incident which left him hospitalized. Chief Medical Examiner Doctor Aurelio Espinola, ruled his death as “undetermined.” According to Espinola, Meno’s death was the result of a pre-existing tumor in his throat, which grew and led to asphyxiation. The “undetermined” ruling means that the charges against the three men will remain the same. The three men face charges of aggravated assault, and attempted murder. Gines is also charged with conspiracy.

The court will resume further proceedings on October 26,2017, at 9 am.

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.