Mark Torre Jr. trial will resume tomorrow

Mark Torre Jr. (PNC file photo)

Mark Torre Jr. has succeeded in moving his trial forward. On Wednesday, jurors were called into the Superior Court of Guam to consult with Judge Arthur Barcinas.

Legal counsels expressed that a survey conducted with the jury revealed at least 3 jurors who shared health and safety concerns relative to reporting for jury duty.

Judge Barcinas and legal counsels questioned the jurors on the ability to continue serving as part of the jury panel in light of the public health pandemic.

According to JOG Spokesperson Kristina Blas, trial has been scheduled to begin at 10 am on Thursday.


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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.