Supreme Court upholds rapist Marko Omwere's conviction
The Supreme Court issued its decision in defendant and appellant Marko Omwere's case from his conviction.
It was back in 2016, when Omwere broke into a woman's Agana Heights home. He raped and robbed her before forcing her to drive him to several locations.
He argued the evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, however, the Supreme Court affirmed Omwere's conviction.
According to court documents, the evidence includes a series of sexual assaults by the defendant were against the victim that evening...stating "a rational trier of fact could have found that Omwere removed the victim from her home for the purpose of committing criminal sexual conduct."
The court also denied Omwere's argument on the use of the term "found." According to the kidnapping statute the term refers to the vicinity where the defendant comes upon his victim and not to whether the victim had to be found by law enforcement after the kidnapping.