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While Gines’ attorney Samuel Tekker, has withdrawn his motion to sever, Isezaki’s attorney Randall Cunliffe, will need re-file his motion to sever on the basis that the previous motion is moot.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