Guam – While only four of the seven DOC detainees charged in the murder of Manson Ernest appeared in court this morning, the two who have asserted their rights to a speedy trial have set the timeline for trial to begin next month.
Discovery has yet to be provided by the government but the wheels are in motion for a target trial date set for April 13. According to the government discovery is being compiled, also notifying the court that he was scheduled to meet with additional witnesses in the case this afternoon.
Despite this Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola pushed the government to ensure that discovery be received tomorrow as she points out that Albert Santos Jr and co-defendant Benster Benjamin have asserted their rights to a speedy trial. As a result, any motions in the case will be heard on March 30th, followed by a pre-trial conference on April 2nd.