BREAKING NEWS: Barcinas couple acquitted


Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho acquitted today, Tuesday, former Rota Procurement officer Rowena Barcinas and her husband, retired police officer Andrew Barcinas, of all four charges.
During the second day of bench trial in Rota, Camacho granted defense counsels Steven Pixley’s and assistant public defender Matthew Meyer’s motion to acquit the Barcinas couple.
Camacho determined that the government has failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Rowena and Andrew Barcinas are guilty of the crimes of theft of vehicle and restriction upon use of government vehicles.
White-collar crime/public corruption prosecutor Matthew Baisley called six witnesses during the trial.
More details to follow.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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