Supreme Court affirms rapist conviction

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After being found guilty of home invasion, criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, and other charges, Marko Omwere argued for the reversal of his kidnapping conviction in the Supreme Court of Guam on the basis that there was no proof that he took the victim from her home.

A convicted rapist will stay behind bars as the Supreme Court of Guam has affirmed his conviction for kidnapping.

After being found guilty of home invasion, criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, and other charges, Marko Omwere argued for the reversal of his kidnapping conviction in the Supreme Court of Guam on the basis that there was no proof that he took the victim from her home.

But the Supreme Court rejected Omwere’s argument and affirmed his conviction, saying that “a rational trier of fact could have found that Omwere removed the victim from her home for the purpose of committing criminal sexual conduct.”

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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.