Taitano seeks third-party custodian

Thomas Taitano is accused of beating Keith Castro with a baton.

The two men implicated in the shooting death of Keith Castro appeared in court today and one of them is asking to be released to a third-party custodian.

Thomas Taitano is accused of beating Keith Castro with a baton before he was shot.

Taitano is asking to be released into the custody of former Adelup communications director Troy Torres and Taitano’s girlfriend Leonila Vasquez as potential third-party custodians.

Taitano would live at Torres’ residence and would have his girlfriend visit the home if necessary to act as a custodian.

However, that request was opposed by the government who stated that Torres and Vasquez are not appropriate custodians because they are potential witnesses in the case.

The government pointed out that an interview Torres did with Vasquez was posted on Torres’ website.

The court took the matter under advisement and will issue a decision at a later time.


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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.