Detainee in DOC murder case asks for release to attend mother’s funeral


Guam – One of the nine defendants named in the DOC murder case is seeking his release while another has yet to be arraigned.

The second group of DOC detainees indicted on charges related to the murder of fellow detainee Manson Ernest appeared in court this morning. Jeremiah Isezaki and Andrew Rios Jr. were among those.

During the proceeding Isezaki motioned the court for his release to allow him to attend the rosairies, mass and funeral of his mother who passed away yesterday.

In addition to this he is also asking the court to release him from local custody so that he may begin receiving credit for time served in his federal case.

Meanwhile Andrew Rios Jr. has yet to answer to the charges of criminal sexual conduct. He is accused of digitally penetrating Ernest prior to his death.

An arraignment hearing has been set for May 5th.

Isezaki, Rios and co-defendants A-Last Simiron, Albert Santos and Vimson Menisio are scheduled to appear for a hearing on May 1st.

While the other defendants Marvin Rechim, Benster Benjamin, Isler Miller and Jimmy Moses Hadely have a hearing on April 30th.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.