Police said the death of the man found beaten unconscious in Anigua has been ruled a homicide.
Guam Police Department spokesman, Sgt. Paul Tapao, in a press release that identifies the man for the first time said an autopsy was performed on Sonter Soukin.
"It was determined that the cause of death was due to blunt impact to the head with the manner of death ruled a homicide," Tapao stated in a press release.
Two men were tied to Soukin's beating and charged with murder.
Harvey Arun Kansou, 34, was charged with murder as a first-degree felony, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault as a second-degree felony with a special allegation of deadly weapon use in the commission of a felony, and aggravated assault as a second-degree felony.
JK Maiki Sukion, 27, was charged with murder as a first-degree felony, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault as a second-degree felony, and aggravated assault as a second-degree felony. Each charge includes a special allegation of deadly weapon used in commission of a felony.
The pair, who are listed in prison records as being homeless, appeared in the Superior Court of Guam on July 5 for a magistrate's hearing. Judge Jonathan Quan set cash bail for each defendant at $250,000.
According to court documents, police responded to a report of an assault on June 29 behind Siam Restaurant in Anigua. Police found the victim bleeding on the ground with a six-inch cut to his head. The victim, who court documents identified at the time only as "Maverick," died from his injuries at Naval Hospital on July 2.
Witnesses told police Sukion hit the victim in the head with a metal pipe, which caused him to fall to the ground. Sukion and Kansou then kicked and punched the victim's head and face, documents state.
Bystanders pulled the pair away before they eventually took off on foot.
Police were able to find the 24-inch metal pipe allegedly used in the assault. Officers also reviewed video surveillance.