The students of John F. Kennedy High School in Tamuning had the opportunity on April 11 to experience what goes on during a court hearing as the Judiciary of Guam held a case as part of Guam’s 2023 Law Month celebration.
The case presented was People of Guam v. Juan Faisao Mendiola CRA22-002. Mendiola was found guilty of aggravated assault, manslaughter, and special allegations of possession or use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. According to PNC files, he was sentenced to 25 years behind bars by Superior Court of Guam Presiding Judge Alberto Lamorena in January 2022.
After the one-hour argument in the gymnasium, the Judiciary of Guam welcomed questions from students.