Man who stabbed minor was sentenced to 5 years in prison

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Guam – A man found guilty of stabbing a minor with a knife has been sentenced to five years behind bars.

MB Kotto will serve his time at the Department of Corrections following a conviction for aggravated assault as a third degree felony with a special allegation for possession or use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony, and assault as a misdemeanor.

The conviction was handed down following a lengthy trial in which Kotto stood accused of stabbing a 12-year-old boy with a knife while the child was trying to protect his cousin.

“We are happy with the sentence imposed on the defendant,” Chief Prosecutor Basil O”Mallan said, noting that the case was filled with many complex issues.

“The lead prosecutor in the case was Tom Neuman, and he was assisted by Nicole Cruz,” O’Mallan said. “There were many people working behind the scenes to bring justice for the victim, starting with good police work.”

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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.