Criminal court case vs Torres to resume after ’22 elections


The Superior Court has granted the stipulation between Gov. Ralph DLG Torres’ defense team and the Office of the Attorney General to continue the status originally set for Sept. 26 to sometime after the November elections. 

Yesterday, Superior Court Judge Pro Temp Alberto Tolentino granted the stipulation, or agreement, between the OAG and Torres’ defense team to push back the recent court proceedings in Torres’ criminal case to sometime after Nov. 28. 

“The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres, by and through their respective counsels, hereby file this stipulation to continue the Sept. 26, 2022 Status Conference and agree as follows: 1. A Status Conference is currently scheduled for Sept. 26, 2022 at 3pm before Judge Pro Tem Alberto E. Tolentino. 2. Based on the parties’ discussion and the posture of the case, the parties hereby stipulate to continue the Status Conference until sometime after Nov. 28, 2022,” the order stated. 

In addition, Torres’ counsel has decided to waive Torres’ right to speedy trial. 

Kimberly Bautista Esmores | Reporter
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