Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Medical examiner may have additional discovery in Agababa case

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The defense in the case of alleged murderer Allan Agababa says there is a possibility that additional evidence may be obtained.

Guam - In the case of Allan Agababa, the man awaiting trial for the second time for the alleged murder of his own mother, the defense says there is a possibility that additional evidence may be obtained.

Defense attorney Curtis Van De Veld told Judge Maria Cenzon that he will be meeting with medical examiner, Dr. Aurelio Espinola, in the next three weeks to possibly obtain additional discovery. 

Assistant Attorney General Jeremiah Luther, despite asking for continuance in the past, has also expressed the need for a trial as soon as possible due to the number of off-island witnesses needed for trial. Judge Cenzon took the concerns into consideration and stated that she will try to accommodate their requests based on the court's calendar. 

Agababa is accused of slaying his mother, Shelly Bernstein, back in August of 2013 for insurance benefits. Bernstein was found dead in her bed at her Tamuning apartment, and Dr. Espinola concluded that she died from blunt force trauma to her head. Agababa's first trial resulted in mistrial because of a hung jury.

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