VIDEO: Jury Finds Mark Angoco “Not Guilty” in 1994 Datuin Murder


Guam –  After nearly 4 days of deliberations, a Superior Court jury this afternoon found Mark Angoco not guilty of murder and not guilty of  negligent homicide in the October 1994 killing of Darwin Datuin.

Angoco was accused of  being the mastermind behind the murder. However, another man,  John Pangelinan, is already serving a life sentence having been convicted of being the person who actually pulled the trigger, killing Datuin.

This was his second trial in connection with this case. Angoco was first convicted in 1995,  but his case was overturned on appeal with the Supreme Court of Guam. It was then appealed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal Appellate Court on multiple matters.

During this second trial,  and in his closing argument’s last week,  Angoco’s defense attorney, David Lujan, highlighted the failure of key witnesses to remember their prior testimony or details of the events 18 years ago.

The 12-member jury began their deliberations this past Monday morning.