Man gets 10 years in prison for beating up mother, sis


An ex-convict who beat up his 61-year-old mother and his 32-year-old sister got a 10-year prison term yesterday.

John Teregeyo Kileleman, 36, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault and battery as part of a plea deal. He hit his mother and sister with a broom, metal pipe, and antenna, causing them serious injuries at their house in As Perdido. Kileleman also admitted violating his probation in a 2010 criminal conviction.

Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo sentenced Kileleman to a total of 10 years in prison, with credit for 83 days of time served. He will then be placed on supervised probation for 10 years.

Kileleman was ordered to pay all court and probation costs during the first six months of his probation. He is prohibited from having any contact with his mother and sister and was directed stay away from their house, jobs, and school during his probation.

He is required to complete anger management counseling and not possess or consume any alcoholic beverages during his probation.

Two other charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and a count of senior citizen physical abuse were dropped.

Assistant attorney general Barbara Cepeda appeared for the government. Chief Public Defender Douglas Hartig served as counsel for Kileleman.

Kileleman beat his mother with a broomstick and steel pipe on Sept. 7, 2016, on Saipan, causing a 3-inch cut on her cheek and a 2-inch cut on her head requiring staples.

That same day, Kileleman beat his sister with a broomstick, causing cuts on her head and lip requiring stitches.

According to the police, Kileleman got mad after his sister turned off his radio. He was beating up his sister with a broomstick when his mother tried to intervene, resulting in him assaulting her.

On Oct. 14, 2010, on Saipan, Kileleman threw a 2-foot metal pipe at the head of his other sister, then attacked her with a screwdriver, stabbing her repeatedly. The victim suffered multiple lacerations and stab wounds in the head, arms, chest, and back.

In June 2012, Kileleman pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. Then-associate judge David A. Wiseman slapped him with a five-year prison term.

Wiseman required the defendant to seek psychiatric treatment for his mental health condition.

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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