Mark Torre Jr. found not guilty

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Mark Torre Jr. (PNC file photo)

Mark Torre Jr. has been found not guilty of the charges filed against him in connection with the shooting death of his fellow GPD officer Sgt. Elbert Piolo.

He was found not guilty of negligent homicide and the lesser charge of assault.

This means that after five years of trials, Mark Torre Jr. is now a free man and he is now going to be putting this behind him.

On the other hand, the family of Elbert Piolo will have to live with this verdict for the rest of their lives.

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Jerelyn Piolo, the mother of Elbert Piolo, was understandably upset after the verdict was released.

“My God, what kind of justice is this?” she said.

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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.