The 19-year-old man arrested after a 77-year-old woman was found injured in a home in Sinajana told police he wanted to ask the woman for some Xanax and that was when she touched his private parts, which angered him and he hit her with a hammer, according to court documents.
Jeremy Janell Alvarez was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and special allegations of possession or use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.
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Police previously said the woman had head injuries.
According to the magistrate’s complaint filed Thursday, Alvarez was brought to the police precinct in Sinajana by another man after officers responded to the home. Officers saw him kneeling in front of the flagpole at the precinct and he appeared to be crying, the charging documents stated.
“When asked by the officer if he as OK, (Alvarez) said, ‘She broke my heart. She touched my (expletive),’” the complaint stated.
The officer asked why Alvarez came to the precinct and asked what he needed from police and Alvarez said, “Sir, she touched my (expletive) and I hit her,” court documents stated.
Alvarez , his mother and his brother live in the same home as the woman, according to court documents. Witnesses said the residence has four bedrooms and housed several families, documents stated.
A witness said the woman who was struck shares a bedroom with another woman. The witness said on the day of the incident, he was in a restroom in the home and heard a loud banging coming from the 77-year-old woman’s bedroom.
Minutes later, he exited the restroom, saw the woman’s bedroom door was closed and Alvarez was standing in front of the door, documents stated.
Alvarez picked up a bag on top of a chair and walked toward the living room and was also seen looking through the hallway closet then walking toward the living room, according to the magistrate’s complaint.
The witness said he was outside, picking up trash when Alvarez joined and helped him. He then heard yelling from in the home, rushed inside and saw others at the door of the woman’s bedroom. He saw another man helping the woman and the woman’s roommate repeatedly yelled, “She’s bleeding!” court documents stated.
The witness called 911 and later realized Alvarez and the woman’s roommate had left, documents stated.
Later that day, Alvarez was brought to the precinct. An officer asked him what he meant when he said “she broke his heart” and Alvarez responded, “She messed with the wrong guy,” documents stated.
Alvarez spoke to another officer and clarified that he wanted to ask the 77-year-old for some Xanax and that’s when she touched him, the charging documents stated.
Alvarez said it made him angry and he hit her with the hammer that was in her room. She had been kneeling down facing away from him when he hit her, documents said.
Alvarez told officers she fell after the first hit and he continued to hit her five to 10 times after that, documents stated. He dropped the hammer and told them he didn’t know what happened to it after that, according to the magistrate’s complaint.
Police confiscated his clothes, which officers said appeared to have blood spatter, documents stated.
The woman was taken to Naval Hospital Guam then transferred to Guam Regional Medical City for a neurological assessment and surgery, documents stated. As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, she was in critical condition, documents stated.
According to the magistrate’s complaint, another witness told police when they arrived at the Sinajana home that he was in the living room when he heard the 77-year-old woman’s roommate calling out to him. The witness said he saw the woman lying face down on the floor and a claw type hammer next to her, the complaint stated.