Sentencing delayed in machete attack case

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Sentencing for the two men convicted in the machete attack in Mangilao has been delayed as objections were made to the pre-sentencing investigation report.

Sentencing for the two men convicted in the machete attack in Mangilao has been delayed as objections were made to the pre-sentencing investigation report.

The request to delay the sentencing was filed by Jordan Rechulap’s attorney, Gloria Rudolph, and the government had no objections.

Rechulap and Emmanuel Reselap were found guilty of lesser included charges contained in the indictment.

While a conviction has been garnered, sentencing cannot move forward. Reselap’s attorney Samuel Teker also voiced objections in court this morning.

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“I have some problems with the sentence investigation report. I was speaking with Mr. Reyes. One of the problems is probation was unaware of the second superseding indictment from August and that’s why some of the charges there have been … there’s a bit of a mix up so I am going to file my objections to the PSI report hopefully today,” Teker said.

Rudolph also filed objections to the PSI report. Probation indicated they would go through the report to make the corrections.

Judge Vernon Perez has provided an additional week for the parties to address the pre-sentence investigation report and file any memorandums that may arise from the report.

He ruled that Rechulap and Reselap would remain in custody prior to sentencing. A sentencing hearing has been rescheduled to Jan. 23.

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