July 19, 2022- Tamuning, Guam- A man convicted at jury trial of robbery, terrorizing and theft with special allegation enhancements attached will have to spend the next 12 years at the Department of Corrections.
In March, defendant Eddie Addy went into a Tamuning store wearing a bandana over his face armed with what appeared to be a black handgun. He pointed the handgun at the cashier, then demanded money and a pack of cigarettes. After Addy was arrested, police confirmed that the handgun was an airsoft gun. During the case, testimony was provided that Addy was part of a gang of robbers who routinely target small grocery stores. Based on that, and to send a message to potential robbers, the government argued for a 25-year sentence.
The May trial, handled by Prosecuting Attorney Richelle Canto, resulted in the jury finding him guilty of four counts of second degree robbery as a third degree felony; two counts of third degree robbery, terrorizing, and theft as a third degree felony; and theft as a misdemeanor, along with the Special Allegation for possession or use of a deadly weapon enhancements attached to each charge.
“While we would have preferred the defendant serve a longer sentence, we are satisfied that he will spend the next 12 years in a prison cell thinking about his criminal actions and the fear and trauma he inflicted upon his victims,” said Assistant Attorney General Matthew Shuck.
The victims were notified throughout the case and were made aware of The People’s intention to argue for a 25-year sentence.