Trial for the beating of DOC inmate Justin Meno to begin in October


Guam – Jeremiah Isezaki, Albert Santos II, and Peter Gines may be heading to trial in October.  The three men are being accused of beating of DOC inmate Justin Meno.

The arraignment hearing scheduled today has been continued until august 24, as all three men were unable to answer to the charges against them.

Judge Michael Bordallo stated,  “so we’ll come back for a pre-trial conference on the 24th at 9 am, we will do the arraignments for the other two and we have to discuss possible severance. One has asserted and the other two are not ready for trial either”

Albert Santos II has asserted his right to a speedy trial and the clock is near its end according to Judge Bordallo. Despite Santos’ newly appointed attorney William Pole advising his client of the benefits of providing counsel more time. Bordallo is providing attorney Pole two weeks to prepare for trial. Jeremiah Isezaki did not appear in court today, Judge Michael Bordallo stated that he is currently in the sick bay at DOC. Meanwhile, Peter Gines has yet to be appointed legal counsel. As the legal counsels which were appointed have all recuse themselves stating a conflict of interest.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.