Cruz seeks clarification in plea agreement

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The man who kidnapped, raped, and battered a woman two years ago will not be signing a deal with the government until a clarification in the plea agreement is made.

Brian Kevin Cruz’s attorney, Doug Moylan, told Superior Court Judge Vernon Perez that an offer is on the table but parole statute questions need to be answered prior to his client signing.

He says the parole section in the law relative to a felony committed while on felony release must be clarified.

Cruz wants clarification on whether the felony on felony release charge would be served concurrently or before the family violence sentence. Moylan says that this can affect parole terms.

According to Moylan the government recognizes that Cruz’s case was “blown out of proportion” by media when the family reported it to authorities. He told PNC that during the investigation at least 5 witnesses were interviewed and while Cruz did hit the victim, witnesses confirmed the incident didn’t happen as portrayed.

Cruz has accepted responsibility for the crime and according to Moylan the injuries sustained warranted a felony family violence charge.

In order to memorialize the plea agreement, Judge Perez has granted three weeks to sort the matter out.

The next hearing will be on October 15th.

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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.

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