The CNMI Superior Court has sentenced a man to a one-year imprisonment term for beating his girlfriend and fleeing the scene before police arrived.
Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph Camacho sentenced Alvander Deleon Guerrero Pua, 28, to one-year imprisonment, with the first 10 months to be served day for day without the possibility of parole, probation, early release, work release, weekend release, or other similar program.
The judge warned Pua that the remaining sentence of two months is suspended and may be imposed in whole or in part in the event he violates any CNMI law or Office of the Adult Probation rules.
Camacho also gave Pua credit for the 49 days he has already served and his release date is set for Sept. 17.
Upon his release from the Department of Corrections, Pua will be placed on probation for three years beginning on the date of his release and he will be subjected to the terms and conditions imposed by the Community Guidance Center or the Office of Adult Probation.
Pua pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and battery.
According to Saipan Tribune archives, Pua was arrested in November last year. At the scene, police observed that the female victim had swollen eyes and dark bruising around both of them. The victim’s face was reportedly swollen, and had redness and scratches, a swollen nose with both nostrils bleeding, blood on her upper lip, and redness around her neck. When asked, the victim told police that Pua was responsible for her injuries. Medics arrived and transported the victim to the Commonwealth Health Center for further medical attention. Pua was not arrested immediately after as he had fled the scene.