June 14, 2022- Tamuning, Guam- Superior Court Judge Maria T. Cenzon sentenced Bernard Joel Meno Muna this afternoon to five years incarceration at the Department of Corrections for family violence and criminal mischief.
In November 2020, Muna demanded to borrow a vehicle from one of his victims. When the victim refused his demand, Muna used a crowbar to damage two cars. He then broke into a nearby residence occupied by another victim and used the crowbar to strike this third victim’s knee.
Muna pled guilty in June 2021 to two counts of Criminal Mischief as a Third Degree Felony and one count of Family Violence as a Misdemeanor. At that time, Judge Cenzon sentenced him to five years’ imprisonment at the Department of Corrections, with all but six months suspended, to be followed by three years of supervised probation.
In November 2021, Judge Cenzon revoked his probation after he repeatedly violated the probation terms, including noncompliance with his electronic monitoring program and physically resisting probation officers.
Assistant Attorney General Grant Olan argued for the maximum sentence–five years–allowed under the terms of the defendant’s plea agreement.
“Today the defendant learned that actions have consequences. Mr. Muna violated the terms of his probation and now he has to serve his full sentence of five years in jail. I hope his example serves as a warning to others–obey the law or pay the consequences,” said AAG Olan.
The OAG consulted the victims throughout the course of the case, including the plea negotiations and sentencing stages.