Gunman in double homicide case appears in Superior Court

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Sagdal was initially charged in Superior Court with aggravated murder.

Guam – Joseph Sagdal, the man accused of gunning down two men following a dispute at the Hemlani’s Apartment in Harmon was scheduled to appear in court today.

However, it’s unclear whether a grand jury indictment was handed down against him. Sagdal was scheduled to appear at 4 p.m. for a preliminary hearing, but a court clerk said Sagdal’s case was heard at 3 p.m.

Today would have been the last day for the Attorney General’s Office to obtain an indictment against Sagdal.

Defense Attorney David Lujan, who is currently off island, said an indictment may have been returned warranting his client’s appearance in court, however details of the indictment, if any, were not available as of news time.

The Superior Court also told PNC that there was no indictment filed in Sagdal’s case file as of news time.

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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.