Govendo dismissed Corrections officer’s case last Oct. 31


Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo dismissed without prejudice on Oct. 31, 2016 the criminal case against the co-defendant of convicted Corrections Officer Ray Anthony Maratita Camacho, according to court records.

Govendo dismissed the case against Corrections Officer Admisen D. Haddy pursuant to an agreement between Haddy and the Office of the Attorney General.

Assistant attorney general Matthew C. Baisley, counsel for the government, filed the motion to dismiss without prejudice on Oct. 27, 2016 pursuant to the prosecution’s agreement with Haddy.

The information charged Haddy and Camacho with assault and battery over the beating of then-inmate Ryan Cavalear at DOC on April 1, 2016.

Dismissed without prejudice means the government may re-open the case in the future.

Last Nov. 2, citing that the case has been resolved, Haddy’s counsel, Mark B. Hanson, requested the court to order the release of Haddy’s travel documents, the $600 cash bail posted in the case, and all other conditions, including court-appointed third-party custodians.

Haddy testified for the government during the recent bench trial of Camacho.

Last April 18, Govendo, who presided over the trial, found the 37-year-old Camacho guilty as to the charge of assault and battery.

Sentencing will be on June 6, 2017 at 1:30pm.

In announcing his verdict against Camacho, Govendo noted that Haddy, whom he is more convinced hurt Cavalear much more than Camacho did, is still working at DOC.

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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