Two men who were implicated in the Mangilao machete attack may not go to trial together as one has asserted his right to a speedy trial while the other is pending evaluations needed to move forward.
Jordan Rachulap and Emanuel Reselap appeared in court Thursday to see where their case stands as Rachulap has asserted his right to a speedy trial which means the clock is ticking.
But it appears that there may be two trials instead of one as co-defendant Reselap is pending a forensic or psychiatric evaluation for another case. “His mental state is at issue,” Reselap’s attorney said.
Meanwhile, Rachulap’s attorney, Gloria Rudolph, says she will discuss the motion with her client to determine if he will waive his right to a speedy trial. A hearing has been set for July 29.