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Jurors visit site of Tumon tragedy

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - Day Five of the Chad DeSoto trial kicked off this early this morning with a site visit to Pleasure Island in Tumon.

Starting from the Sandcastle, jurors were escorted up the street to the ABC Store.

It was on the night of February 12, 2013 when DeSoto drove his Toyota Yaris down a sidewalk, hitting everyone in his path before crashing his car into the ABC Store, darting out, and stabbing people at random. The event left three tourists dead and injured several others.

Following after the jury, DeSoto could be seen wearing a bullet proof vest and helmet. He was heavily guarded and accompanied by his attorney, Public Defender Eric Miller.

This marks the first time DeSoto has seen the Tumon site since he went on the rampage sixteen months ago.

DeSoto is charged with multiple counts of aggravated murder and attempted murder but has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Jury trial will continue back in Judge Anita Sukola's courtroom on Monday. Prosecution is anticipated to call on Japanese tourists who were present the night of the attack.

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