by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The prime suspect in the murder of a toddler in Yigo, John Jesse Castro appeared before a judge today. However because defense attorneys have not received all the discovery in the case, the matter was continued until Friday.
Castro is charged with aggravated murder, aggravated assault, family violence and child abuse.
The toddler was brought to the Guam Memorial Hospital earlier this month unresponsive with bruising to her face, lower back, and a fractured skull.
An autopsy revealed the little girl had been beaten so severely that her small intestines ruptured and her liver had been cut as a result of blunt force trauma. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Castro is scheduled to appear back in court on Friday afternoon. The court ordered the government to produce all of the documents in the case.