Jury selection begins in drive-by shooting case | Guam News

A jury is being selected in the drive-by shooting case against defendant Nicholas Wayne Moore.

Moore, 23, is due to stand trial before Guam Superior Court Judge Alberto Tolentino in connection with a 2020 shooting that sent another man to hospital.

Sailor co-actor Eric Benjamin Salone, 27, has since admitted his involvement in the alleged shooting and is set to testify against Moore.

No word on how long the selection process will take until the parties make their opening statements and call their witnesses to testify.

Jury selection had already been put on hold in June after Moore’s defense attorney claimed that military law enforcement questioned Salone about the alleged shooting and that Salone implicated Moore in the case.

Moore’s defense attorney, William Gavras, argued that Posse Comitatus law prohibited the military’s involvement in the investigation.

Court cases

Moore was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and terrorism, as well as possession of illegal weapons.

In April 2021, the person shot dead in Agana Heights initially identified Moore as the shooter, but later told police he was unsure. The victim allegedly told police he believed another man was the intended target of the shooting because the man stole money from Moore, according to court documents.

Moore is charged in two other cases, including the disappearance and alleged murder of Michael Castro, and allegedly had sex with a minor under the age of 16 around December 2016 and January 2017.

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