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Jeremiah Isezaki won't be tried with other defendants for prison murder

Posted: Jul 06, 2018 3:45 PM Updated:

The seven men charged in connection to last year's murder in the prison won't go to trial on Monday as planned. In a decision and order issued late Thursday afternoon, Judge Anita Sukola grants prosecution's motion to push back trial to allow for FBI analysis. Not only is trial delayed, one defendant's case is first severed, before it's ultimately dismissed without prejudice.

That means, he's a free man in this case - for now.

Dismissed without prejudice - Jeremiah Isezaki won't go to trial with the six other defendants charged in connection to last year's murder in the prison. This decision made by Judge Anita Sukola on Friday following her earlier decision to sever his case.

Unlike his co-defendants, majority of whom are charged in connection to the murder of DOC detainee Edrite "Manson" Isar back in December 2017, Isezaki is alleged to have solicited and conspired to murder an eye witness to the alleged physical assault in February 2018.

Court documents only identify that individual as "RJ."

Defense argued "the Government, in this case, has inappropriately combined charges and defendants in a lumbering indictment now set for a single trial such that the case has become a recipe for jury confusion, to the prejudice of Isezaki."

Isezaki also wasn't confined at the Hagatna Lockup at the time of the alleged murder.

For these reasons, the court initially granted Isezaki's motion to face a jury solo.

Though his trial was set to start on Monday, prosecutor Jeremy Kemper on Friday motioned for dismissal without prejudice.

That means Isezaki could be charged at a later date.

His co-defendants, Marvin Rechim, Isler Miller, Benster Benjamin, A-Last Simiron, Vimson Menisio, and Andrew Rios Jr. will go to trial on August 14th.

The court pushed back the date to give time for FBI analysis.

As reported, each defendant was required to submit a DNA sample to be sent to the FBI for testing.

Also on Friday, defendants and their attorneys were brought to the Hagatna Lockup to view the crime scene.

Media was not allowed to attend these proceedings.

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