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Chief judge dismisses Garrido case

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood granted a suppression motion in the case of Joahnn Garrido, finding that police had no probable cause to arrest her.  Garrido is the girlfriend of Michael Cepeda, who was implicated in a robbery that occurred in February of this year at the 76 Gas Station in Sinajana.

She was arrested in May when police apprehended Cepeda and she was charged with misprision of felony for allegedly disposing evidence linked to the crime.  

The court noted, in her decision, that there was no evidence to show that she intended to hinder, prevent or delay her boyfriend's apprehension.  The defense argues police made the arrest without probable cause and violated her Miranda Rights and forced her to give an involuntary confession.

Because of the judge's findings, the court dismissed Garrido's case entirely.

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