Ex-convict is sentenced to 6 months in prison


An ex-convict who beat up his girlfriend in front of their 6-year-old child over a dispute about going to a bar has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months in prison.

Felix Muna Kileleman Jr. pleaded guilty last week to assault and battery-domestic violence in a plea deal.

Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho sentenced Kileleman to the maximum of one-year imprisonment, with the first six months to be served day for day, without the possibility of parole and early release. He noted that Kileleman has three prior convictions for assault and battery and criminal mischief.

The defendant was given credit for 67 days of time served. The remainder of his sentence (six months) is suspended and may be imposed in whole or in part.

After completing his prison term, Kileleman will be placed on supervised probation for one year.

Kileleman is expected to be released on Jan. 2, 2020. He was ordered to pay a $250 fine, $25 in court costs, and $120 in probation fees.

He may convert the fine to community service. He was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and complete anger management counseling.

Kileleman is not allowed to drink alcohol during his probation. He is prohibited from having any contact with the victim or the child during probation unless there is a court permission.

According to a police report, police responded to an apartment in central Garapan on the night of July 1, 2019, after the victim reported that Kileleman had assaulted her.

The victim told police that she, Kileleman, and their 6-year-old daughter had just arrived home from the Liberation Day carnival that night when Kileleman got mad at her when she refused to go out to a bar.

The girlfriend said Kileleman shoved her, pulled her hair, punched her in the head and face, and choked her. Their daughter who witnessed the beating, screamed at Kileleman to stop.

Assistant public defender Karie Comstock served as counsel for Kileleman. Assistant attorney general Jonathan Robert Glass Jr. represented the government.

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 ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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