Man strangles wife over beer


The husband is accused of choking his wife and kicking and stomping on her.

Guam- A fight over drinking beer led to the arrest of Alvin Gootug.

According to court documents, on July 21, Gootug arrived home after drinking at a coworker’s house. When he arrived, he allegedly asked his wife if he could go back to his coworker’s house to drink some more.

After his wife expressed that she did not want him to go back, Gootug allegedly became angry and he started to hit the victim, pushing her onto the bed and choking her. When the victim attempted to leave, police say Gootug pulled the victim causing her to hit her head on the wall before he began to kick and stomp on her.

Based on the accusations Gootug is charged with aggravated assault, strangulation, assault and family violence.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.