Plea deal offered in stabbing case

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Brandy Stephanus

A trial for the stabbing death of Randy Tomei may not happen as closure could be reached in the case.

Brandy Stephanus, the accused, is being given two weeks to review a plea offer from the government.

It was in August that the idea of offering a deal was made but the government needed more time to consult with the victim’s family. The offer was just received by the defense.

Stephanus had engaged in an argument with Tomei in January, allegedly stabbing him in the chest.

At the time of his magistrate hearing, his attorney had indicated that the Castle Doctrine law may apply to this case. However, arguments to that effect will not be heard if Stephanus signs a deal.

A change of plea hearing is set for November 14th at 1:30 p.m.

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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.