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Family mourns Sinajana man's death, cries out for justice

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - The closing of the casket wasn't enough for the family of the late John Chargualaf.

With no arrests made in connection to his death, his family is hoping law enforcement officials will put a proper close to the case.

"My sister in law we waited until now to come forward because we want to put my brother to rest. And we did that on the 24th. We're angry that nothing is happening," said Evelyn Cadang. As she sits in the Sinajana home of her younger brother, the late John Chargualaf, she's overwhelmed with disappointment.

"I guess its okay for anyone to go to your neighbor and push your neighbor and if they fall and die its okay justice is not done," she stated.

As we previously reported, it was three weeks ago when Chargualaf died from a skull fracture with a brain contusion as a result of a fall.

According to a police report on the incident, Chargualaf was burning in his yard, sparking a feud between him and his neighbor from across the street, Ryan Taitano. Chargualaf allegedly became angry with Taitano and threw him rocks. As a result, Taitano pushed Chargualaf to the ground.

Chargualaf died later that day.

Although the case was deemed an accident, Cadang disagrees as Naval Hospital doctors who treated Chargualaf stated otherwise.

"The head trauma - the doctor said that fall that's nothing to do with him just falling it looked like he fell from the 5th floor its consistent with leaning his head there was blood coming out and his eyes were black and blue purple swollen and all that," said Cadang.

But he wasn't just black and blue, as Cadang remembers, he was soaking wet.

"I was standing there talking to him and everything he was wet his pants were wet because I know him well from the neighbors that Ryan turned around and flushed him had the hose and was watering him, down," she said.

Cadang asks that the case see closure. As she tells KUAM, family have been given the run around for answers.

"I want justice done for my sister in law on behalf of my brother," she said.

We should note, there was a single witness to the incident. The witness however has declined to speak with the media.

As we've been reporting, the Guam Police Department forwarded the case to the Attorney General's Office.

As of this afternoon, Carlina Charfauros from the AG's Office confirms they received the police report on the matter late Tuesday afternoon.
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