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Sentencing postponed for man who killed taxi driver

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 11:45 a.m. HST, Sep 14, 2011

 Craig T. Kojima / ckojima@staradvertiser.com Michael Robles appeared in court Monday, the first day of his trial in the beating death of a taxi driver in Waipahu last year.

The sentencing scheduled for today for a man convicted of manslaughter in the beating of a taxi driver last year was postponed until Oct. 12.

Michael Robles, 19, faces a possible prison term of up to 20 years for the death of Charlys Ty Tang, who died from head injuries on May 1, 2010, his 41st birthday.

Circuit Judge Dexter Del Rosario granted the postponement at the request of Robles’ attorney, William Jameson, who wanted time to investigate matters relating to Robles’ pre-sentence report.

Robles was charged with murder, but Del Rosario found him guilty of the lesser manslaughter charge at the end of a nonjury trial in June.

Robles’ codefendant, Kilani Derego, 18, is scheduled to go on trial on a murder charge in October.

Tang had driven the two teenagers from Waikiki to Waipahu, where he was beaten, police said.






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