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On Monday March 5, 2012, 31-year old Reggie Remoket was arraigned in court for the stabbing murder of Japanese Chef Norikazu Kobayashi. Remoket was charged with murder in the second degree, voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. He will be held in the koror jail until his trial unless he’s able to post a 25 thousand dollar cash bond or a 50 thousand secured bond. If he makes bond he will have to surrender his passport to the court, remain under house arrest and he will not be allowed to drink alcohol.
Public defender Jason Shaw will not represent Remoket due to a conflict of interest. The court instead appointed John Rechurer as his legal counsel. Remoket has been in court six times before for crimes of malicious mischief, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disturbing the peace. He pled guilty in four of those cases. Remoket is entitled to a trial by jury because of the nature of this murder case.