One of the men involved in Linda's riot changes pleaWritten by Donna De Jesus
Guam - After two days of jury selection, trial was set to begin for the men involved in last October's riot at Linda's Cafe. And while trial was rescheduled yesterday due to an ill juror, things took at different turn in court today.
One of the men involved in the riot, Enricky Duenas, has decided to change his plea. Duenas, along with Christian Medina, Jovin Santos, and Liberty Concepcion, initially pleaded not guilty after being charged with rioting, assault, and disorderly conduct.
Three of the defendants — Concepcion, Santos, and Medina — were on pre-trial release for another riot in the Dededo cockfighting pit that occurred in March, when police say they got into a brawl at Linda's in the early morning hours of October 22. This was the same riot that involved Richard Ragadio, Jaycee White and Alfredo Castro, which led to the death of body boarder Brian Cruz.
As part of a plea agreement made last week, Ragadio may testify against the defendants in the Linda's riot case. Duenas's hearing for his change of plea is set for tomorrow morning at 10:30 before Judge Michael Bordallo.