Jury deliberating Mark Torre Jr. case

Mark Torre Jr. (PNC file photo)

With closing arguments concluded in the case involving the shooting death of GPD officer Elbert Piolo, the fate of Mark Torre Jr. is now in the hands of the jury.

Mark Torre Jr. is facing charges of negligent homicide and aggravated assault both with the special allegation of use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime.

The charges are a result of an incident that occurred on July 13, 2015. Torre is accused of pulling the trigger which led to the death of fellow police officer Elbert Piolo.

On Tuesday, legal counsels made their final attempts to sway the jury, telling them what they believe the evidence in the case has shown.

Jury instructions were provided to jurors Wednesday morning and they are now in deliberations.

In Torre’s first trial, it took the jury less than two days to return a verdict.


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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.