Daily Archives: 08/12/2004

Triple Homicide In Dededo

There was a triple homicide at a vegetable stand in Dededo last night. Police responded to shots fired at Kim’s Vegetable Stand, alongside Marine Drive, around 7:50 pm last night. They found two women and a man dead at the scene, plus one man who was taken to the hospital with a bullet wound. That man is in critical condition at GMH. And now it looks like GPD is investigating domestic violence as the cause of the murders instead of a botched robbery.

KUAM tentatively identified the women as mother and daughter owners of the vegetable stand and the male victim as a Chuukese employee. No word on the man in the hospital, but the police said they have all the suspects in their custody and a gun believed to be the murder weapon.

I remember a similar murder a few years ago in the same area. I think it was ’97 or ’98 when a husband showed up at his ex-wife’s vegetable stand and chased her into a neighboring yard where he shot her at point blank range. I never knew selling vegetables was so dangerous.