Man allegedly chops another man with machete


A man faces a murder charge after allegedly hitting another man with a machete.

A witness described the suspect as attempting to “chop” the male victim with said machete.

According to an official magistrate’s report, on Tuesday, police responded to a disturbance in Dededo where a witness said that 20-year-old Gary Walter attempted to chop a male victim with a machete.

The report adds that the victim further explained that Walter asked him, “What are you looking at?”

The victim replied saying he was just a worker for the mayor’s office when Walter struck the man with a machete which knocked him unconscious.

Court documents also say that when the victim regained consciousness, allegedly Walter swung the machete again multiple times.

Court documents added that the victim was able to block his face with his hands before escaping.

The victim had a laceration on his head, and cuts on his fingers and legs and was transported to the hospital.

Upon police interview, Walter admitted to striking the man at least four times and the victim was also shielding his face with his hands.

Police confiscated the machete.

Gary Walter is charged with attempted murder as a 1st-degree felony and aggravated assault as a 2nd and 3rd-degree felony. All charges with a special allegation of use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.