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Murder suspect Munet appears in court on escape charge

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 09:46 a.m. HST, Mar 21, 2013


Accused murderer Teddy Munet, already scheduled to go to trial in October for allegedly killing a friend last year, will have another court date before then.

Circuit Judge Richard Perkins today set the week of May 28 on new charges stemming from Munet’s nearly 12-hour escape on Feb. 20.

Munet entered a plea of not guilty on second-degree escape and second-degree robbery charges. His bail for those charges is $250,000. His case will be heard by Circuit Judge Glenn Kim.

On Feb. 20, Munet escaped from the custody of Oahu Community Correctional Center guards just before a morning pretrial hearing on charges that he allegedly killed William Fallau in 2012.

Police captured Munet nearly 12 hours later, several blocks away on Waimanu Street in Kakaako.

This was Munet’s first court appearance on the escape charge. He missed two earlier arraignment sessions.

On March 14, Munet refused to appear for his arraignment on the escape charge. Prison officials said Munet was in the Kalihi prison's law library and refused to appear for his arraignment, which was to have been held via closed-circuit video link. 

On Monday, Munet’s failure to appear for the second time was due to ”a slight scheduling misunderstanding." The Department of Public Safety said it thought the hearing had been cancelled.

Munet's murder trial is scheduled for the week of Oct. 7.

Munet was being held at OCCC before his February escape on $1 million bail. He is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia and three firearm counts.

Hikers found Fallau’s body July 19 at the Kawainui State Park Reserve. Fallau, 29, died of a gunshot wound to the back of the neck.







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sohappy2beme wrote:
Who runs the prison anyway? He was in the law library and refused to appear for his arraignment? Really? And he wasn't "escorted" out and brought to his arraignment? Why?
on March 21,2013 | 09:43AM
allie wrote:
Sakai is a total incompetent. Please hire someone who knows how to run prisons from the mainland. Locals just lack the knowledge.
on March 21,2013 | 10:15AM
laachang wrote:
"Locals just lack the knowledge". That's because a high school diploma is not mandatory for employment as a Corrections Officer. Sakai said it himself on the News a couple of weeks ago. How 'bout that? Now I know why I can't distinguish between the convicts and the staff when I see them out and about in the morning fronting OCCC. Oops, never mind---the overweight fellows are the Correction Officers!!
on March 21,2013 | 10:33AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
laachang - no high school diploma required to be a Corrections Officer? FINALLY!!! A JOB ALL-LIE CAN QUALIFY FOR!!! Hon.
on March 21,2013 | 05:07PM
miss_laulau wrote:
Don't you know? It's the criminals that run the prison. Either that or god forbid that we violate Munet's civil rights.
on March 21,2013 | 09:56AM
lowtone123 wrote:
He should lose all rights the day he was convicted for killing Failau.
on March 21,2013 | 10:21AM
Masami wrote:
"Munet entered a plea of not guilty on second-degree escape and second-degree robbery charges. His bail for those charges is $250,000. His case will be heard by Circuit Judge Glenn Kim. On Feb. 20, Munet escaped from the custody of Oahu Community Correctional Center guards just before a morning pretrial hearing on charges that he allegedly killed William Fallau in 2012. Police captured Munet nearly 12 hours later, several blocks away on Waimanu Street in Kakaako." What's wrong with the justice system? Its a fact HE ESCAPED as he had thousands "on edge" that day into the evening yet now "we" have to go through a TRIAL on this ESCAPE CHARGE as he pleaded "not guilty"?????? What a waste of $'s..............
on March 21,2013 | 10:08AM
allie wrote:
He may be out soon enough arguing that Neil wants people like him back on the streets where he can be appreciated for his culture.
on March 21,2013 | 10:16AM
copperwire9 wrote:
Just shut up.
on March 21,2013 | 04:08PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
forsun=ALL-LIE on a $1.99 subscription
on March 21,2013 | 05:10PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
oh! what happened? someone took away forsun's comment
on March 21,2013 | 05:11PM
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