New lawyer appointed for Ronat Chutaro


The man accused of fatally stabbing Arthur Wakuk behind the Docomo headquarters in Tamuning has been appointed a new lawyer.

Ronat Chutaro is accused of fatally stabbing Arthur Wakuk in the neck and evading authorities for a week.

He appeared in Superior Court Judge Elyze Iriarte’s courtroom Friday morning for a status hearing as he has asserted his right to a speedy trial.

In court, attorney Anne Gayle asserted that she could not represent Chutaro because a conflict of interest is present. The Alternate Public Defender represents Cassidy Nakumura, a witness in the case.

Court documents state that Nakumura was identified in the surveillance video as being present when Chutaro attacked Wakuk. In light of the conflict, Judge Iriarte has appointed Douglas Moylan to represent Chutaro for a limited purpose.

A hearing has been set for January 29 to determine if there is any conflict with the new appointment.


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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.