Inmates indicted in prison beating of Justin MenoWritten by Janela Carrera
Guam - A Superior Court grand jury has handed down an indictment on the two inmates accused of beating up another prisoner to near death.
Inmates Jeremiah Isezaki and Albert Babauta Santos were indicted on charges of attempted murder as first degree felonies and aggravated assault as second degree felonies.
On March 29, prisoner Justin Meno was found hog-tied and badly beaten in the yard of the maximum security unit Post 6/ It took several weeks for the Department of Corrections to complete its investigation, resulting in the discipline of four corrections officers, one of whom was fired. After several weeks in the ICU, Meno eventually gained consciousness which is when police say he identified his attackers through a photo lineup and head nods.
Post 6 is supposed to be on lockdown 23 hours a day with 1 hour of fresh air time on a staggered basis, however, on March 29, several inmates, including Isezaki and Santos, were let out of their cells because of sewage backup while only two junior ranking officers were left to oversee the entire unit of 46 inmates.
Isezaki and Santos’ arraignment is scheduled for June 21 at 1 pm.