SUPERIOR Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho sentenced Alvander Deleon Guerrero Pua, 28, to  10 months in prison for assaulting his girlfriend.

On Jan. 5, 2022, Pua  pled guilty to two counts of assault & battery and waived a pre-sentence investigation report.

Count 1 states that on Nov. 14, 2021 on Saipan, the defendant “did unlawfully strike, beat, wound, or otherwise caused bodily harm to a household member, to wit: by striking her, in violation of 6 CMC §§ 1202(a) and 1461, and made punishable by 6 CMC §§ 1202(b), 4101(c), and 4102(f).”

Count 2 states that on or around Nov. 14, 2021 on Saipan, “in an incident separate and distinct from Count I, the defendant…did unlawfully strike, beat, wound, or otherwise caused bodily harm to a household member, to wit: by grabbing her throat, in violation of 6 CMC §§ 1202(a) and 1461, and made punishable by 6 CMC §§ 1202(b), 4101(c), and 4102(f).”

Judge Camacho accepted Pua’s guilty plea and sentenced him to one year-imprisonment, the first 10 months to be served day for day without the possibility of parole, probation, early release, work release, weekend release, or other similar program.

The remaining sentence is suspended and may be imposed in whole or in part for violation of law or Office of the Adult Probation rules.

 Pua was given credit for the 49 days he has already served. His release date is Sept. 17, 2022, court documents stated.

Upon his release from the Department of Corrections, Pua will be placed on probation for three  years, beginning on the date of release from, and he will be subjected to the terms and conditions imposed by the Community Guidance Center or the Office of Adult Probation.

Pua was represented by Assistant Public Defender Vina Seelam, Assistant Attorney General Heather Barcinas appeared for the government.

Reporter

Bryan Manabat studied criminal justice at Northern Marianas College. He covers the community, tourism, business, police and court beats.

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