Surveillance footage from Tumon shows what appears to be a man delivering a fatal blow to Brian Cruz’s head.
Guam – A year has passed since the night local body boarder Brian Cruz was found in the backseat of a car unconscious and unresponsive. Monday marked the beginning of jury selection in the trial of the two men allegedly involved in his death.
The court room of Judge Michael Bordallo was filled with potential jurors, as two panels were summoned for consideration. Judge Bordallo explained one panel may have not been sufficient in light of the publicity the case has received.
Jaycee White, Alfredo Castro, and a third defendant who took a plea deal, Richard Ragadio, are accused of dumping Cruz in the backseat of a car and driving to Linda’s Cafe where they were involved in a riot with other men.
Surveillance footage from a camera in Tumon depicts White allegedly delivering the fatal blow knocking Cruz to the ground before Castro and Ragadio dragged him out of the camera’s view. He died from his injuries a week after the incident.
White stands accused of manslaughter and aggravated assault while Castro is accused of kidnapping and assault. Jury selection and trial will continue Tuesday.