San Nicolas Held on $500K Bail for Attempted Murder Over “Burnt Rice”; Girlfriend Remains in Critical


Guam – 32 year old Clifford Benavente San Nicolas has been ordered held on $500-thousand dollars cash bail after being charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his girlfriend Saturday.


According to the Magistrate’s report, San Nicolas brought his wounded girl-friend to the Dededo fire station about 12:45 Saturday. The 26 year old woman was lying in the front seat with a gun shot wound to her neck. She was rushed to GMH in critical condition.

A search of the vehicle turned up 3 spent-bullet casings. Police also found drug paraphernalia including 2 possible syringes in the vehicle. According to the report, San Nicolas at first denied knowing how his girlfriend was shot and denied owning a gun. San Nicolas is on parole from a previous conviction.

READ the Magistrate’s Complaint HERE

However,  on searching his home, police say they found a sawed-off 22 Ruger with ammunition under his bed.

The Magistrate’s complaint then states that San Nicolas waived his Miranda rights and admitted that he shot his girlfriend. San Nicolas told police that they had been arguing over “burnt rice.

As of Monday evening, his girlfriend was still in critical condition in the intensive care unit at GMH. GMH Nursing Supervisor Bill Toves told PNC News that the woman is now on life support.

26 Year Old Woman In Critical at GMH After Being Shot in the Neck Saturday

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Guam – A 26 year old woman remains in critical condition at Guam Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to her neck.


GMH Nursing Supervisor Joe Eustaquio tells PNC that as of noon Sunday, the woman was still in the Intensive Care Unit, however Eustaquio said she is not on life support.

GFD Spokesman Lt. Ed Artero told PNC that the woman was dropped off  at the Dededo Fire Station Saturday afternoon about 12:30pm. He said that “medics observed one entry wound to her neck.” 

Lt. Artero said the woman was conscious and responsive and was immediately rushed to GMH.