Man accused of murdering cousin says he’s innocent

Katner Herry (DOC photo)

The man accused of raping and murdering his 37-year-old cousin Lucianna Polly says he’s innocent and he intends to take the matter to trial.

The government offered murder suspect Katner Herry a plea agreement, but according to his attorney, Public Defender Peter Santos, no resolution would be reached through a plea deal.

His client, maintaining his innocence, has decided to move forward with a jury trial.

At the time of his arrest, Herry told police that he had blacked out when he chased Polly down and does not remember the events that transpired.

He is accused of raping Polly before he beat and strangled her to death along Ramirez Street in Toto on January 26th.

The chief medical examiner determined her cause of death to be the result of blunt force trauma.

Herry has been in custody since his arrest on charges of aggravated murder, murder, first-degree criminal sexual conduct and aggravated assault, strangulation.

A criminal trial setting is set for September 1st.


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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.