Oct. 5, 2018
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo signed the commutations for four men convicted of breaking Guam laws.
“When migrants come to this island it is expected that they follow the rules of law,” Governor Calvo stated. “When they fail to do that, when they break laws and hurt other Guamanians, then this government we must take action to ensure the safety of Guamanians.”
The Governor’s commutation is part of an intent to promote safety. The four men were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as having convicted deportable crimes. Their victims were approached and gave their approval to have the convicted men deported.
The Governor has said that their return to their homeland provides them with an opportunity to turn over a new leaf and build a new life.
• Cristerence Rosales Abad: Convicted by the Superior Court of Guam of Second-degree criminal sexual conduct, as a first-degree felony, and was ordered to serve 10 years imprisonment at the Department of Corrections with credit for time served. He has served more than four years.
• Keepson Uri, also known as Keepson Moio Uri: Convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, as a first-degree felony, and was ordered to serve direct time of 10 years with credit for time served. He has served five years.
• Miakim Sos, also known as Miakim John Doe Sos or John Doe: Convicted of aggravated assault as a third-degree felony and was ordered to serve three years imprisonment with all but one year suspended at the Department of Corrections in Mangilao with credit for time served. He has served seven months.
• Myron Suzumu: Convicted of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony, and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony and was ordered to serve direct time of eight years imprisonment with credit for time served. He has served about four years.
It costs Guam taxpayers about $119 a day, or more than $43,000 a year, to house each individual at the Department of Corrections. As the four men go through the deportation process, the federal government will take over the cost of their detention.
Oct. 5, 2018