Sentencing delayed until re-indictment and trial concludes for DOC Murder


Guam – They say patience is a virtue. One man may be having his tested tonight. The case involving the murder of Department of Corrections detainee Manson Ernest may be dropped for now. But the one detainee who took a plea deal with the government will just have to wait till the case is re-indicted and adjudicated before he can get his sentencing over with.

Jimmy Moses Hadley was one of eight detainees indicted for the brutal beating and slaying of fellow DOC detainee Manson Ernest.

When the case was brought forth, Hadley accepted a deal with the government by pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault.

As part of the plea deal, he agreed to cooperate and testify against his co-actors in exchange for dismissal of the charges of murder and conspiracy.

This morning in Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola’s court room, Hadley’s attorney, Jon Ramos, requested that his client be sentenced as soon as possible, stating, “it is our position that since the dismissal of the case without prejudice this case has been disposed of.”

However, because the Attorney General’s Office does intend to re-indict the defendants in the case, Judge Sukola ruled that Hadley’s sentencing must wait until after the case has gone to trial.

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.