A decision in the case involving family pet Pugua being shot in a Yigo family’s carport nearly one year ago could be available by Friday and the clock is ticking.
The family of the slain pet Pugua will be relocating from the island permanently because of this.
Prosecuting attorney Jeremy Kemper requested that the court schedule trial “sooner rather than later.”
In local court, Judge Michael Bordallo indicated that he was not finished with his decision.
The decision is related to a motion to dismiss the felony animal abuse charges filed against Cruz in a second superseding indictment.
In addition to this, a motion to sever the gun charge from the other charges was made.
Gerald Wayne Cruz has pleaded not guilty to two counts of animal cruelty with the special allegations of use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony, three counts of possession of an unregistered firearm and one count unsworn falsification.
How Bordallo decides on the matter will determine how the case will proceed and as pointed out in the motion, if the felony charges are dismissed, Cruz can still be charged with misdemeanors the case.