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Jury deliberating facts of Chad DeSoto trial

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - Guilty, not guilty, or not guilty by reason of insanity?

Jurors in the Chad DeSoto trial began deliberations bright and early at 9 this morning.

Over the last five weeks they've heard from over sixty witnesses and reviewed over 100 exhibits relative to the tragedy in Tumon in which DeSoto drove his car down a crowded sidewalk, crashed the car into the ABC Store, and darted out stabbing people at random. Three tourists died and several others were left injured.

If found guilty, Chad DeSoto faces life behind bars without possibility of parole. If found not guilty, he'd be acquitted of all charges and released. If found not guilty by reason of insanity, the court will determine if DeSoto presently suffers from mental illness and whether he continues to pose a threat to himself or others. Depending on this evaluation, DeSoto could be released on conditions that include he receive proper care, supervision and treatment, or he be committed to the administrator of the Guam Memorial Hospital for custody, care, and treatment.

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