Guam – Nearly three weeks after Piatra Tuncap was allegedly kidnapped and brutally beaten by her then boyfriend Brian Kevin Cruz, the wheels of the judicial system roll toward a trial as her alleged captor maintained his innocence in court yesterday.
It appears that Brian Cruz stands by his assertions to authorities that his then girlfriend Piatra Tuncap wanted to go with him when he forcibly shoved her into a White sedan nearly three weeks ago.
The kidnapping was caught on surveillance camera and Tuncap’s whereabouts were unknown for nearly 24 hours during which time Cruz is accused of beating her in and out of consciousness and sexually assaulting her.
Chalking his actions up to “sometimes he gets out of hand and that he and Tuncap argue… like any other couple would,” Cruz pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, family violence and felonious restraint.
Cruz remains behind bars. His next court date is on October 9.