Hearing postponed in case involving death of body boarder Brian Cruz


One of the defendants allegedly violated a condition of his release.

Guam – Two of the three men accused in the death of local body boarder Brian Cruz appeared in court today for a Pre-trial conference.

Jaycee White and Alfredo Castro will not be heading to trial on September 5 as their pre-trial conference was continued until September 28. The postponement is due to legal counsel’s availability.

In court today, Assistant Attorney General Matt Heibel informed the court that the third man involved in the case, Richard Ragadio, violated a condition of his release in which he is ordered to stay away from the victim’s family. It appears that the alleged violation occurred at a soccer field.

Ragadio entered a plea deal in the homicide case. He is scheduled to appear in court for the alleged violation on September 7 at 9 am.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.