Woman’s request for temporary release is denied

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The U.S District Court for the NMI denied the request for an 18-hour release from custody of Vickilyn Ramonica Manglona Teregeyo, a defendant in a methamphetamine case.

U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona Manglona denied Teregeyo’s emergency motion for temporary release during a teleconference last Wednesday.

In her motion, Teregeyo asked for the 18-hour furlough so she could participate with her family on Saipan in the memorial and viewing for her late grandmother, Vicenta Mendiola Cabrera Teregeyo, who passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 11, 2021.

The memorial was live-streamed. Teregeyo asked for her furlough to begin from 4pm Wednesday to 10am Thursday Saipan time.

According to her motion, Teregeyo was raised by her grandmother, and the two of them remained very close through the years. Prior to her incarceration, Vickilyn spoke regularly with her grandmother.

Teregeyo is currently serving a three-month prison sentence for violating a mandatory condition on her conditional release.

According to Saipan Tribune archives, Teregeyo was convicted in Guam of the offense of drug user in possession of firearm and ammunition and was allowed to serve in the CNMI.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.
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