Trial against inmates charged in brutal beating to move forward with or without FBI analysis

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Guam – Whether or not there’s evidence from the FBI, the trial against the three men accused of beating DOC Inmate Justin Meno to near death will proceed.

The prosecution has one week to get the results of potential evidence against inmate Jeremiah Isezaki which could link him to the assault of Meno.

According to Assistant Attorney General Jeremy Kemper, the FBI is testing the clothing found in Isezaki’s cell, which may contain blood, to determine if the blood belongs to Meno.  But the court is only providing a one week extension to the pre-trial conference that was originally was scheduled for Tuesday.  Kemper says the FBI should have the results this week, however he must confirm if the testing has been completed.

Superior Court Judge Michael Bordallo stressed the urgency of receiving the test results as he stated that the last pre-trial conference will be on January 25 as co-defendant Albert Santos has asserted his rights to a speedy trial.

Judge Bordallo further stated that trial must proceed with or without the evidence from the FBI.

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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.