Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Blue House Appeal

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Attorney Terence Timblin argued for a new trial and to reduce charges for his client David Manila in the Blue House prostitution case

Guam – Supreme Court Justices heard the arguments for and against the appeal filed on behalf of former Guam Police Officer David Manila in the blue house lounge case today.

Former officer David Manilla and former officer Anthony Quenga are each serving 30 year sentences for their convictions related to the Blue House prostitution case. Both have filed appeals with the Guam Supreme Court challenging their convictions. Today Manila’s attorney, Terence Timblin, told the justices he has a number of issues with the case.

For one, Timblin argues that the defendants in the blue house case should have only been charged with one count of each conspiracy charge and not one count for every alleged victim in the case.

Assistant Attorney General Marianne Woloschuk however argued that that’s not grounds for reversal.

Timblin also told the Supreme Court Justices that witnesses in the case had a number of reasons to lie including to avoid prosecution. Timblin argued that his motion for a new trial should be granted because a new witness has come forward.

Chief Justice Robert Torres said the court would take the arguments under advisement. Meanwhile arguments for Anthony Quenga’s appeal have not yet been heard. Former Officer Mario Laxamana was also named in the Blue House case but he took a plea deal and testified against his former colleagues.

 

 

1 COMMENT

  1. David Manila and Anthony Quenga sure have a lot of nerve questioning the verdict handed down by a jury of their peers. 30 years for raping women and using their positions as police officers to intimidate them into keeping silent seems about right. Trying this case serves no purpose other than to enrich their defense lawyers.

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