A deal could be reached in the fatal stabbing of Randy Tomei.
Accused murderer Brandy Stephanus has received an offer from the government and according to Stephanus’ attorney, additional time is needed to allow prosecutor Lenny Rapadas time to confer with the victim’s family.
With an offer on the table, it appears that the Castle Doctrine defense in determining whether the act was self-defense may not be argued in court should Stephanus sign the agreement.
A look at the court complaint suggested that there may have been more to the story. As Stephanus’ court-appointed attorney Stephen Hattori has previously pointed out: “Your honor based on the review of the declaration, it appears that this could be a Castle Doctrine case and under Guam law, he’s protected from criminal prosecution because of that.”
The next hearing is set for Sept. 26.