Gunman in deadly Harmon shooting pleads not guilty


The gunman in the Harmon shooting which claimed the lives of two individuals will be heading to trial.

Guam – Joseph Sagdal was arrested in December after he allegedly opened fire on four individuals in Harmon. According to court documents, the shooting stemmed from an altercation with one of the individuals identified as Brokey Thamaso, in which Sagdal told police that he “feared for his life.” Thamaso along with a second victim A.V. Mwarecheong died as a result of their injuries.

A grand jury indictment was handed down last Friday charging him with two counts each of aggravated murder, murder and manslaughter as a first degree felony all with the special allegation of possession or use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime.

In court today, Sagdal maintained his innocence before Superior Court Magistrate Judge Benjamin Sison.

“For the record Mr. Sagdal has plead not guilty to the charges, waives reading of the indictment, he does waive his speedy trial rights, discovery shall be provided by the attorney general’s office, grand jury disc also provided jury of 12 is granted,” noted Judge Sison.

His next hearing is set for January 23, 2018, at 930 a.m. before Superior Court Judge Maria Cenzon.

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.