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.”