Man Accused Of Stabbing Infants Headed To Trial

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Prosecutors and defense lawyers in Guam say nearly 170 people are expected to testify in the murder trial of a 22-year-old man charged with killing three Japanese tourists and hurting 11 others during a rampage in a busy tourist area last year.

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HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - Prosecutors and defense lawyers in Guam say nearly 170 people are expected to testify in the murder trial of a 22-year-old man charged with killing three Japanese tourists and hurting 11 others during a rampage in a busy tourist area last year.

Jury selection began this week in the trial of Chad Ryan DeSoto. Authorities say he barreled his car down a sidewalk, crashed into a convenience store, then got out and stabbed bystanders, including two infants.

Opening statements are scheduled for Monday.

DeSoto has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness to charges of aggravated murder and attempted murder.

The case has drawn international attention, with some raising questions about tourist safety in the U.S. territory.

Officials say the trial will last more than a month.


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