The autopsy on former inmate Justin Meno has not yet been finalized.
Guam – It appears that the prosecution may be attempting to withhold documents from the defense related to the beating and death of former inmate Justin Meno.
In court today, defense attorney for Albert Santos, William Pole, informed the court that the government denied his request for documents pertaining to the internal affairs interviews of DOC officers who were investigated as a result of the beating of former inmate Justin Meno.
According to Pole, the prosecution also has not turned over outstanding discovery to include the medical reports and autopsy report conducted by Chief Medical Examiner Doctor Aurelio Espinola.
As you may recall, the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Justin Meno’s death as “undetermined” indicating that Meno did not die from injuries he sustained from the beating, instead his death was the result of a pre-existing tumor in his throat.
While a verbal determination was made by Espinola in September, the prosecution informed the court that a written autopsy report has not been completed.
A motion to compel evidence has been filed by Pole, however, Superior Court Judge Michael Bordallo will not make a decision until October 31.
Judge Bordallo is providing the prosecution with two weeks to follow up on the autopsy report.