Jury selection for Tenorio trial begins

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Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio

Guam – Potential jurors filled the courtroom on Wednesday morning as the court began the jury selection for the trial of former lieutenant governor, Ray Tenorio, who was charged in the infamous gun grabbing incident last year.

Once the six-member jury panel is impaneled, trial will begin. Opening statements are anticipated to begin Thursday morning.

Tenorio, a former police officer, is facing misdemeanor charges of reckless conduct, obstruction of government functions and official misconduct.

Tenorio, who maintains his innocence, was caught on camera grabbing a police officer’s duty weapon several times at the BBQ Block Party last July.

Tenorio argued that he did it because it was a teachable moment and he believed that the officer’s duty weapon was not secured and holstered properly. Tenorio said the act was done in the interest of public safety.

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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.