$500 restitution for family  of victim in beating death

PANGELINAN: Jonathan Pangelinan leaves the courtroom after he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the death of Leebrick Manglona. Post file photo

Five hundred dollars.

That's how much Jonathan Ross Pangelinan has agreed to pay in restitution to the family of the man he killed last year.

He appeared Friday before Judge Michael Bordallo of the Superior Court of Guam.

Pangelinan began his 10-year prison sentence on April 23 after he was convicted in the 2018 killing of co-worker Leebrick Manglona. Three years of the 10 years were suspended.

"It appears a lot of the expenses were taken care of through other means," said prosecuting attorney Jeremy Kemper.


Manglona's family had sought from Pangelinan more than $17,000 in funeral, rosary and power costs as restitution.

Pangelinan, during a previous hearing, agreed to pay about $500 in power utility costs and about $8,700 for funeral expenses, but objected to $8,000 charged for 16 days of rosaries.

He initially faced murder and aggravated assault charges.

The two men were at a company party at Atkins Kroll on March 23, 2018, when they got into a verbal argument that escalated into a physical altercation. Pangelinan kicked Manglona twice in the upper torso and then punched him, causing him to fall to the ground.

Pangelinan said he had more than eight drinks that night.

His plea agreement states he admitted to recklessly causing Manglona's death, but that he didn't intend to kill him.

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