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Shawn Appleby wants court to stop parole revocation hearing

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PRESIDING Judge Robert C. Naraja will hear today, Thursday, the arguments of Shawn C. Appleby, a convicted murderer who wants the Superior Court to stop the parole revocation hearing against him.

 Appleby has filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction  and named as defendants Department of Corrections Commissioner Wally Villagomez, and CNMI Board of Parole Chairman Ramon B. Camacho.

According to a parole violation citation,   Appleby was arrested for domestic violence and disturbing the peace at his residence in Dandan on March 24, 2020.

 The victim was another parolee, Laraad Ramangmou.

But Appleby told Chief Parole Officer Nick M. Reyes that there was no physical altercation, “just an argument about food and payroll.”

 It was a neighbor who heard their argument and called the police, Appleby added.

 Board of Parole Chairman Ramon B. Camacho issued an order suspending Appleby’s parole and a warrant for Appleby’s arrest for violating the terms and conditions of his parole.

 A preliminary hearing on April 13 at the Department of Corrections found probable cause that Appleby violated the conditions of his parole.

  Appleby has served about 26 years of his 40-year sentence for killing Byung Ok Suh in Nov. 1996 after robbing the victim’s store, Chalan Market, in San Antonio. In 1999 and 2007, he was convicted for escape, adding two more years to his 40-year sentence.

 Despite the opposition of the Office of the Attorney General, Appleby’s parole application was granted in Sept. 2019.

Appleby was also granted parole in Feb. 2011, but it was revoked in Dec. 2012 after he violated its conditions.

 The CNMI Board of Parole has scheduled a revocation hearing for Appleby, also today, Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Gov. Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center, but because of the civil action Appleby filed in Superior Court, the revocation hearing will be postponed.

The court also scheduled a show cause hearing regarding Appleby’s TRO and preliminary injunction request for July 14 at 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

November 2020 pssnewsletter

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