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Judge denies John Teregeyo’s bail-modification motion

SUPERIOR Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan on Wednesday denied a motion to modify the $100,000 bail imposed on a man who, police said, splashed his girlfriend with gasoline and choked her.

John Piteg Teregeyo, 24, wanted to be released to a third-party custodian, his grandmother, upon posting a property bond. But, citing the seriousness of the charges, the judge denied the motion.

Teregeyo was represented by Assistant Public Defender Nancy Dominski while Assistant Attorney General Chester Hinds, who opposed the bail modification, appeared for the government.

At the preliminary hearing last month, Judge Joseph N. Camacho found probable cause to believe that the defendant may have committed the offences charged against him — two counts of attempted first degree murder, arson, assault and battery, and disturbing the peace.

Teregeyo, in a freely given statement to the police, admitted that he pushed his girlfriend several times and put one of her blouses in her mouth to prevent her from screaming.

He also admitted pouring gasoline on his girlfriend’s clothes and that he “splashed” some of it on the victim herself.