Victim: ‘Put the knife to my throat’; police arrest man

Edward Norita

A 58-year-old man has been arrested for terrorizing.

According to a magistrate’s complaint filed in the Superior Court of Guam, on May 15, Guam Police Department officers responded to a verbal disturbance a little before 12:30 a.m. at a residence in Mangilao. 

A few hours prior, on May 14 around 10:20 p.m. police responded to the same residence for the same complaint. 

Upon arrival, officers later identified Edward Manalo Norita, who fled the residence. 

The victim told police that “He put the knife to my throat.”

GPD saw a scratch on her neck in a vertical position. 

Norita is accused of opening a kitchen drawer and retrieving a knife, grabbing her hair, the victim from behind and pulling her to the ground. 

He pinned her arms with his knee, and choked her with both hands. 

Court documents state that Norita said, “Don’t think I won’t cut you up right here” while telling the victim to get up from the ground. 

Officers found and confiscated a 12-inch knife. 

The victim was transported to the hospital. 

During an interview with police, Norita said that the knife was only used to cut betel nut and never made any threats to the victim. 

Officers noted he had a strong intoxicating odor from him as she spoke in a slurred manner. 

Norita was charged with terrorizing as a third degree felony with special allegation of possession or use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony, strangulation as a third degree felony, and family violence as a misdemeanor.