Burglary suspect pleads not guilty


A man who allegedly broke into a home in Kagman back in 2018 has pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Monday.

Julio Litulumar Emangmai, 33, pleaded not guilty to all three charges filed against him by the government.

Superior Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan ordered Emangmai to return on June 3 at 9:30am for a status conference before Presiding Judge Robert Naraja.

Emangmai is facing multiple charges, including burglary, theft, and criminal mischief, punishable by over five years imprisonment and over $5,000 in fines.

Emangmai, through his lawyer, waived the reading of his rights and charges, requested the preservation of all his constitutional rights, and requested a case management order from the court to obtain discovery of material warranting the charges against him.

According to court information, Emangmai stole over $400 worth of items and damaged over $250 worth of property at the home of Cesar Tayang Libut in Kagman last Aug. 2, 2018.

Emangmai allegedly stole a skill saw, a water level construction tool, and damaged the building’s glass door.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.
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