August 15, 2011
According to the Marianas Variety this was not Tenorio's first offense. He was also sentenced for a case involving criminal mischief. The "mischief" was not described, but the victim was identified as Ellis Miller, the owner of a video store on Saipan. A previous Marianas Variety story describes how Tenorio was arrested with his friend, Antonio C. Norita on February 9, 2008 for scratching and denting a Ford truck at a video store. The next day while drunk the pair smashed the truck's windshield while it was parked at a residence.
Associate Judge Govendo sentenced Tenorio to five years for the two counts of criminal mischief and suspended all time except for 30 days, (minus two days that he already served) to be served concurrently with the charges in Rabby's case.
The Marianas Variety reported:
He will be placed on five years probation upon release and he will attend and complete anger management counseling and any other counseling recommended by the treatment provider of the Adult Probation Office.What a ridiculously lenient sentence for someone who is a repeat criminal. Additionally, I find the practice of writing "apology notes" extremely offensive. Who would want to receive a forced apology?
Tenorio will pay $8,000 as restitution, jointly and severally liable with his co-defendants, the court said.
Tenorio will not have any contact with his victims, and will write a letter of apology to Syed and Ellis Miller.
He will pay a $200 fine, courts costs, and a probation fee.
Tenorio will cooperate in the investigation and prosecution of this case if called to do so, the court said.