Joseph Pangelinan Jr. was supposed to go on trial this month but it may now be delayed.
Guam – The trial of a man charged with possessing 85 CDs that may contain child pornography has been delayed.
In November 2017, Joseph Pangelinan Jr. pleaded not guilty to a single charge of receipt of child pornography. Now it appears that Pangelinan will be taking another approach in his defense as court documents state new information has come to light which will allow for Pangelinan to argue insanity as his defense.
According to court documents, a motion for leave to file intent to assert an insanity defense has been granted by District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood. As a result trial scheduled for later this month has been vacated.
A pre-trial conference is set for January 10.