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Man charged with murder for girlfriend's death

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - A 43-year-old woman died after her boyfriend reportedly hit her with an object yesterday afternoon along Osborne Street in Agat. Police officers cordoned off a blue-and-white house today to investigate the crime scene. According to Guam Police Department Spokesperson Officer A.J. Balajadia, the Agat Precinct responded to a disturbance in the village just after 1pm

A male and female were transported to GMH where the victim was placed in the Intensive Care Unit and later pronounced dead at around 10:45 last night. Police arrested 39-year-old Roland San Nicolas Smith from Agat for his girlfriend's death.

"He was also treated for a self inflicted wound-to the neck area. He was released from GMH and the Tamuning Precinct took him into custody and charged him with aggravated murder, aggravated assault, family violence and possession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony," Officer Balajadia said.  "[The] Criminal Investigation Section has taken the case on and they will be attending the autopsy to find out the cause of death."

Coincidentally, October marks Family Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The woman has been identified as Amanda Tedtaotao Cruz of Sinajana.

Smith is being held on a half-million dollars bail.

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