Peter Gines is the third inmate to be accused in the case.
Guam – The third man accused of beating maximum security inmate Justin Meno has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, aggravated assault and conspiracy.
Peter Gines, along with co-defendants Jeremiah Isezaki and Albert Santos II have maintained their innocence and will be heading to trial, but they may be tried separately.
Earlier this month, Santos asserted his rights to a speedy trial while Isezaki and Gines waived those rights.
In court, Gines’ attorney Samuel Tekker informed said that he will be filing a motion to sever his client’s case. The motion will be heard on September 14 at 10 am.
The three men were charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault, while Gines was additionally charged with conspiracy following an investigation into the beating which occurred in March at the Department of Corrections.
Meno was hospitalized and although he was unable to speak he was able to identify Isezaki and Santos as his attackers.
Gines was charged after further investigation allegedly linked him to the incident.