A 24-year-old man faces at least 25 years in prison after a Superior Court jury found him guilty of home invasion.
On Thursday, Francis Taisacan was convicted of about a dozen charges to include home invasion as a first-degree felony, robbery, burglary, use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony and committing a crime against a vulnerable victim.
“Home invasion cases are very difficult to prove in trial, but excellent police work and an attentive victim were key to the convictions,” said Chief Prosecutor Basil O’Mallan. “The victim provided critical details to the police, resulting in the speedy apprehension of the suspects.”
Trial went on for about four days in Judge Maria Cenzon's courtroom.
Taisacan faces a minimum of 25 years in prison at the Department of Corrections without the possibility of parole, according to the Office of the Attorney General.
His criminal record also includes guilty pleas for robbery cases reported in January 2014 and in 2011 and 2013.
Ordot home invasion
The victim, 68-year-old Deanna Quitugua, said two men walked into her home uninvited on May 14. The men went into her bedroom and rummaged through her belongings.
Both were accused of stealing a purse, keys, $3 in cash, a personal checkbook, a credit card, the victim's Guam ID card, and a glass jar that contained about $100 in coins.
Police later arrested Taisacan and Ronnie Vincent Crisostomo Jr. in connection to the home invasion.