POSTED: 9:11 p.m. HST, Aug 4, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 12:48 a.m. HST, Aug 5, 2011
Paul Kaeo killed his estranged wife's boyfriend in Maili two years ago because the boyfriend beat and threatened his wife and also threatened to kill him, his lawyer said Thursday.
But Kaeo's wife and brother-in-law said it was Kaeo who made death threats.
Kaeo, 46, is on trial in state court for second-degree murder for the May 8, 2009, beating death of Charles Kahumoku Jr.