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Court to hold further proceedings hearing in DeSoto case

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - 21-year-old Chad DeSoto will go to trial in April of next year. He remains behind bars facing multiple murder and attempted murder charges after he went on a rampage in Tumon back in February. Three people died and 11 others were injured.

He pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness, disease or defect and underwent two psychiatric evaluations.

The details of both evaluations have been filed under seal, or kept private from the public. Judge Anita Sukola asked counsel, "Did you get a copy of the report?", which Eric Miller said he did not. "Did you get a copy, Government?," with the Atorney General's Office likewise saying they didn't. Her Honor then said, "This is what I'll do, Mr. Miller - I'll give you a copy of the report and give you an opportunity to review it with your client."

The defense requested a second psych evaluation that was conducted last month by an off-island psychologist.

Motions must be turned in by January 29 with a hearing to be held on those motions on March 5.  Jury selection and trial will begin on April 7.

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