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OCCC inmate indicted in beating death of fellow prisoner

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:41 p.m. HST, Mar 14, 2013

An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment today charging Joseph Tui Jr. with first-degree murder for the March 9 beating death of a fellow pretrial inmate at Oahu Community Correctional Center.

Cyrl Chung, 76, also known as Cyril Chung, died from head injuries caused by blunt force trauma, an autopsy determined.

The state Department of Public Safety said Tui, 32, and Chung were sharing a special holding unit because of overcrowding at the facility. Department director Ted Sakai said Tui was placed in the holding unit because he threatened a staff member. Chung was there for cigarette possession.

Tui was in custody for two misdemeanor harassment cases. One of the cases also included fourth-degree sexual assault.

Chung had been in custody for two years while awaiting trial for robbery.

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AmbienDaze wrote:
yo, allie, sa used your mugshot instead of cyrl.
on March 14,2013 | 06:32PM
Waterman2 wrote:
Doesn't look like Chung had a chance right from the beginning of life.
on March 14,2013 | 07:29PM
WOW WHAT HAPPENED TO CHUNG. Did he look like that from when "ALL BUST UP" And Tui looked like he was bragging with his finger sign'
on March 14,2013 | 09:25PM
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