Guam – The man who allegedly held a family hostage at gun point during a shoot out with police last May is arguing that he is innocent.
In court today, two time convicted felon Vincent Cruz appeared for a pretrial conference, during which the government notified the court that Cruz would be changing his not guilty pleading to a not guilty by reason of insanity plea.
His attorney Ana Gayle was not present but according to the government she will be filing the motion today.
Cruz is facing charges of attempted murder after nearly an hour long stand off with police during which time police say he held a family hostage at gun point.
Cruz was previously convicted on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and was under supervised released when the incident occurred.
If convicted on the attempted murder charges he faces life in prison and an additional two years for revocation of his supervised release in federal court. A continued pre-trial conference has been set for April 5th.