Guam – A recent Supreme Court ruling may force the trial court to dismiss the charges against the eight men who remain accused of brutally beating DOC detainee Manson Ernest to death.
Marvin Rechim, A-last Simiron, Albert Santos, Andrew Rios, Benster Benjamin, Isler Miller, Jimmy Hadley and Vimson Menisio may all be let off the hook for the alleged murder of fellow detainee Manson Ernest, at least for now. In court today Rechim put forth a motion to dismiss the charges with prejudice citing the recent Supreme Court decision in the Max Ahn case which ruled that additional time to receive FBI testing was not sufficient cause to exceed the speedy trial clock.
“That is exactly the situation here what we had was an assertion by all defendants to a right to speedy trial and July 2, 2018 a hearing was held on all motion and the people requested for a delay to receive evidence from the FBI. Dismissal is appropriate in this case,” argued Rechim’s attorney Gloria Rudolph
While, the government agrees with the dismissal they do not agree with dismissing the charges with prejudice, stating doing so would be, “letting them get away with murder.”
Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola has taken the motion under advisement and will be issuing a written decision.