White and Castro found not guilty


Guam – After two days of trial a verdict in the assault of Liberty Conception has been reached. Jaycee White and Alfredo Castro have each been found not guilty of assault as a misdemeanor. While the prosecution portrayed White and Castro as the aggressors, the Defense argued Mutual Combat. The incident occurred at Linda’s Coffee shop in October 2016, where video surveillance footage had captured the altercation between White, and Conception while Castro and Richard Ragadio who testified in the case as part of a plea deal, looked on. The surveillance footage showed White, Castro and Ragadio walking towards the entrance of Linda’s Coffee Shop when Liberty Conception was alleged to have given the three men an “atan baba” or dirty look which started the fight. The video also depicts White throwing the first punch after exchanging words with Conception. While Castro and White were found not guilty in this case, they also face more serious charges in a separate case involving the death of body boarder Brian Cruz. Who was found unconscious inside a parked car on the same evening of the Linda’s Riot.

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.