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Judge OKs bail-modification applications of 3 defendants in separate cases

SUPERIOR Court Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo approved the bail-modification applications and third-party custodians of three defendants in separate cases on Tuesday afternoon at the multi-purpose center in Susupe.

 

The defendants are William S. Indalecio Jr., Michael Jordan Cabrera and Shadel Daniel. They will be released upon posting the modified cash bail.

Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo conducts a hearing in a temporary “court room” at the multi-purpose center on Tuesday. Photo by Bryan ManabatSuperior Court Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo conducts a hearing in a temporary “court room” at the multi-purpose center on Tuesday. Photo by Bryan Manabat

Police said on Jan. 3, 2018, Indalecio, 28, assaulted his wife after finding out that she was with her ex-husband.

Indalecio was charged with disturbing the peace, criminal mischief, assault and battery and domestic violence. 

At the hearing on Tuesday, Indalecio was represented by Chief Public Defender Douglas Hartig while Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Wilberscheid appeared for the government and opposed the bail modification motion of the defendant.

But the judge said Indalecio will be released to the custody of his father after posting 30 percent of $2,500 or $750. Until such time, the judge added, Indalecio will be remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections.

When released upon posting bail, Indalecio will be under house arrest, Judge Govendo said, adding that the defendant cannot leave the house unless accompanied by his father or mother.

The judge will issue a separate order directing Indalecio not to communicate with the victim. Indalecio will return to court on April 17, 2018 for a status report.

Michael Jordan Cabrera, 28, was arrested in Sept. 2017 for assaulting his girlfriend, police said. He was charged with six counts of assault and battery, two counts of disturbing the peace, one count of theft and one count of violating the terms of his probation in a previous case.

At the hearing on Tuesday, Cabrera was represented by Assistant Public Defender Heather Zona while Assistant Attorney General Robby Glass Jr. appeared for the government.

Cabrera will be released upon posting $1,000 cash bail and his third-party custodian is Anthony Duenas. Court documents did not indicate their relationship. 

Judge Govendo ordered Cabrera to stay away from and not to communicate with the victim

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Shadel Daniel, 32, was arrested for slapping another man in the face and for swinging a machete at the victim on March 4, 2018, police said.

Daniel will be released to his first cousin as third-party custodian upon posting $1,000 cash bail, the judge said.

If Daniel posts bail, he will be under house arrest and must not leave the house without his first cousin, the judge added.

Chief Public Defender Douglas Hartig represented Daniel at the hearing on Tuesday while Assistant Attorney General Robby Glass Jr. appeared for the government.

Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/103417-judge-oks-bail-modification-applications-of-3-defendants-in-separate-cases

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