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Gargarita apologized to victim's family in court

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - He was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter and today Carl Gargarita was handed down a 15-year sentence with five years suspended and credit for time served for the death of Anthony Giralao.

"I'm not proud of what happened. It was never my intention to harm or take human life. I'd like to send my deepest heartfelt apologies to the Giralao family for their loss and for all the suffering and distress I've caused their family," he expressed.

It was over a year ago Giralao reportedly initiated the fight with Gargarita in the parking lot of a Tumon bar over a woman.

According to witness testimony, Giralao was the aggressor and the two exchanged punches before taking the fight to the pavement where they wrestled and Gargarita executed a rear naked chokehold forcing Giralao to black out and die later in at the hospital.

Along with today's sentence, the court also ordered that Gargarita write letters of apology to the victim's family.

A restitution hearing has been set for November 10th  at 10 a.m.

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