Teen hospitalized after being stabbed by another teenager

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Guam – A 14-year-old boy is facing serious charges after being taken into custody for allegedly stabbing another 14-year-old.

Police have released few details regarding the arrest of the teen suspect. According to Guam Police Department Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, the stabbing occurred along Artemio Street in Yona.

GPD did not provide any details surrounding the motive for the alleged stabbing, only stating the victim was taken to Guam Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. However, based on the charges against the minor, it appears alcohol may have been a factor.

The alleged assailant was taken into custody for aggravated assault, consumption of alcohol underage, beyond control and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. He is confined at the Department of Youth Affairs.

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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.