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Man changes plea for homicide charge

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - David Asuncion changed his plea to guilty this week for the 2009 homicide of Oscar Garcia. He faces charges of murder as a first-degree felony. In August of last year, Asuncion and Garcia got into an argument after the two were consuming alcoholic beverages at a Dededo residence. Asuncion had then retrieved a large kitchen knife and stabbed Garcia.

The stab wound severed a vital artery, and Garcia died that evening. 

Prosecuting Assistant Attorney General Stephen Leon Guerrero says, "Asuncion will be sentenced to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole only after serving 25 years of direct jail time."  He continued, "The defendant accepted responsibility by entering into this plea and in someway this brings closure to the victim's family and allows them to move on in their lives."

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