December trial eyed for animal cruelty case

Animal cruelty charges against Gerald Wayne Cruz were dismissed earlier on the grounds that he was charged "improperly." (PNC file photo)

Superior Court Judge Michael Bordallo is eyeing a December trial for the man accused of using a gun to shoot and kill several Yigo neighborhood pets last year.

Earlier this year, Judge Bordallo dismissed animal cruelty charges against Gerald Wayne Cruz on the grounds that he was charged “improperly.” That decision is under appeal.

However, Cruz still faces three counts of possession of an unregistered firearm.

In court today, Judge Bordallo continued the pre-trial conference to Dec. 5 and advised all parties to be ready to go to trial on the gun charges on Dec. 10.


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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.