7 Apr 2014

Trial of alleged bartender murderer starts today

3:30 pm on 7 April 2014

The trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing a bartender in the Northern Marianas in February 2012 begins today at the CNMI Superior Court.

Joseph Crisostomo has been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual assault in the first degree, robbery, theft, assault and battery, and disturbing the peace.

The courtroom of Associate Judge Joseph Camacho is expected to be full today as court marshals and police served summons to 156 out of 750 prospective jurors.

The prosecution listed 75 likely witnesses while the defence listed 95 of their own.