According to the Pacific Daily News, Gov. Benigno R. Fitial issued the following statement:
“I have only two things to say regarding this matter. First, I want to express my sympathy to the family of the lieutenant governor. This is a terrible ordeal for any family to have to suffer, and I regret the great distress this unfortunate development has caused not only for the family, but for our entire local community as well.
“Second, as I have repeatedly said in the past, I respect the law and the judicial process. I respect our system of justice.”