Typographical error over color of shorts delays Nauta case

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Brandon Michael Acosta is charged with allegedly raping and murdering 15-year-old Timicca Nauta.

Murder suspect Brandon Michael Acosta was in court Thursday afternoon but a question regarding the color of shorts found in his home at the time of the arrest forced a continuation of today’s proceedings.

Accused of raping and murdering 15-year-old Timicca Nauta, Brandon Michael Acosta’s case will not move forward until what appears to be a typographical error in a motion to suppress evidence is addressed.

According to Acosta’s attorney William Pole, he had inadvertently written in his motion to suppress evidence that a pair of shorts found in Acosta’s home were brown instead of gray.

In court, the government stated that they were not in possession of brown shorts.

Although a seemingly trivial error in identifying the color of the shorts, this has resulted in the government requesting for more time to review the motion.

The shorts appear to be a critical piece of evidence — one that the defense is requesting to have suppressed.

The hearing has been continued to Aug. 21.

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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.