Prompting a series of public safety community meetings, the highly publicized Mangilao machete attack case will begin trial on Friday.
Attempted murder, aggravated assault, terrorizing and criminal mischief, to name a few, are among the charges being levied against Emmanuel Reselap and Jordan Rachulap.
Trial for the two young men will begin early Friday morning as the government intends to prove that the suspects are responsible for the machete attack in Mangilao last June.
Reselap is accused of stabbing an individual with a machete. He, along with Rachulap, are also accused of striking motorists’ vehicles with machetes and rocks.
A jury, now empaneled, and legal counsels will begin trial with opening statements explaining what the evidence will or will not show, followed by testimony from approximately two dozen witnesses and eight victims.
The trial is anticipated to take roughly 10 days before jury instructions and deliberations commence.
It will then be up to the jury to weigh the evidence and come up with a verdict. Trial starts at 8:30 a.m.