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Deedy returns to Honolulu to prepare for murder trial

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 01:13 p.m. HST, Apr 05, 2013


State Department special agent Christopher Deedy returned to a state courtroom today for a hearing to help prepare for jury selection this month for his trial on a charge of murdering a Kailua man at the McDonald’s restaurant in Waikiki in 2011.

The trial is scheduled to open July 1 to accommodate what is expected to be a weeks-long selection process because of the widespread media coverage of the case.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin April 15 in Circuit Judge Karen Ahn’s courtroom.

Deedy, 28, is charged with murdering Kollin Elderts, 23, during the early morning of Nov. 5, 2011 at the fast-food restaurant on Kuhio Avenue.

Deedy, a Virginia resident, was in Hawaii to provide security for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference.

He has been free on $250,000 bond and is permitted to live at his Virginia home pending the trial.







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false wrote:
So we have a known Murderer out on bail. While Roger Christie the pot smoker is in Federal prison for over 2 years with no charges being filed.
on April 5,2013 | 01:14PM
bumba wrote:
And we have a trouble making punk in the ground. Works for me.
on April 5,2013 | 04:12PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Shame on you.
on April 5,2013 | 11:11PM
allie wrote:
At my pizza place late at night drunks have cursed me, grabbed at my bottom, offered me money (no, not for the pizza!) and said and done odd things. I have shot no one. I am shy, humble, and try to make little jokes so the offender won't be embarrassed. There are ways to handle these things.
on April 5,2013 | 04:24PM
false wrote:
A little rowdy.
on April 5,2013 | 04:37PM
scooters wrote:
A known murder? So you convicted him already? Fool. So I guess self defense is out of the question for you?
on April 5,2013 | 09:58PM
BRock wrote:
I would not say that Mr.Deedy is a "known murderer." Indeed he has not been convicted. You are lucky that he does not sue you for libel. Oh yes, I forgot, it is easy to hide behind an anonymous posting and say anything except what you would not have the stones to say to his face.
on April 5,2013 | 01:29PM
jtx4 wrote:
ha ha ....hypocrite
on April 5,2013 | 02:18PM
BRock wrote:
If you are calling me a hypocrite, cut it out. Anything i post I would say in person.
on April 5,2013 | 04:13PM
allie wrote:
same here
on April 5,2013 | 04:24PM
Hullstown wrote:
LOL. That's what everyone on the internet says.
on April 5,2013 | 07:48PM
hapaguy wrote:
The last guy that stood up to Deedy and said something to his face got MURDERED.
on April 5,2013 | 02:53PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Touche, BRock!
on April 5,2013 | 03:43PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
He didn't get murdered he had a chance to walk away from a fed with a gun pointing at him but chose to pick a fight instead. It was the last mistake he'll ever make.
on April 5,2013 | 05:22PM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
Exactly!
on April 5,2013 | 05:33PM
scooters wrote:
Murder? Here you guy's go again. Local mentality! And besides, the other dude had a criminal record long as your arm. Oh, but he was a good boy, ya-da,ya-da,ya-da. Oops, can't say that huh?
on April 5,2013 | 10:01PM
patk wrote:
For me, it comes down to this: after the initial incident, if Deedy followed them to McDonalds then he is a murderer. If the locals followed him there, then it's self defense and good riddance.
on April 5,2013 | 10:15PM
allie wrote:
agree...let the facts be known and then judge
on April 5,2013 | 04:21PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Sue for libel? He was Charged with Murder. Maybe sue Hawaii for charging him. Stones to day that to his face? You have stones, he has a gun? Huh?
on April 5,2013 | 05:01PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Kaneshiro is a stupid prosecutor that wastes taxpayer money going after all the wrong people.
on April 5,2013 | 05:25PM
BRock wrote:
Don't get so worked up about my correctt comments. It is one thing to be charged with murder and another entirely different thing to be convicted of the crime in court. if you in cannot distinguish the diifference then i suppose you probably went to public school in hawaii and concentrated on "lunch."
on April 5,2013 | 08:54PM
pcman wrote:
Anybody charged with murder should await trial in jail. What's wrong with our judicial system? We need to elect politicians who are tough on crime. If not our career criminals, murderers, and rapists will feel to commit their crimes until they are caught. And, when they get caught we should put them to work on public projects.
on April 5,2013 | 01:48PM
brian606 wrote:
Well, there's that pesky eighth amendment ...
on April 5,2013 | 02:01PM
sak wrote:
It's the law, innocent until proven guily.
on April 5,2013 | 02:03PM
kailua000 wrote:
everyone knows in Hawaii you murder, you're out for 2-3 years before your trial. plenty time to rob, rape or murder several more times.
on April 5,2013 | 02:51PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Yea, but grow a few marijuana plants and they'll lock you up for 2 years without even so much as a trial.
on April 5,2013 | 05:27PM
copperwire9 wrote:
No, actually, Kailua, everyone does NOT know that. Generalize much?
on April 5,2013 | 11:14PM
pro populus wrote:
Good, he's back in the islands to stand trial for what he did. He shouldve never been allowed to leave. Let's get this trial going already so that we can put this sad chapter of Hawaii's history behind us.
on April 5,2013 | 02:03PM
kailua000 wrote:
at least he came back. I doubt seriously many would have. could have ran and hide
on April 5,2013 | 02:52PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Once you run, you can't live a normal life. A close relative ran to Brazil and raised a family. He never returned to the U.S. and died in that far-away country. Sad.
on April 5,2013 | 03:46PM
Mythman wrote:
Thank goodness for a jury trial - let the truth come out.
on April 5,2013 | 02:31PM
kailua000 wrote:
can you imagine a local guy from Hawaii out on bail from a mainland shooting and coming back voluntarily! ahahaha never would happen.
on April 5,2013 | 02:50PM
Skyler wrote:
Not convicted, and he at least came back.
on April 5,2013 | 03:03PM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
Kollin should've just kept his trap shut. Deedy told him he would shoot him if he continued to mouth off and threaten him. He even showed him the gun. Did Kollin listen? No, of course not. What he did was continue to threaten to harm Deedy. Not smart. Sometimes you gotta learn to just back down and shut your trap. I know that totally goes against tough guy local mentality, but sometimes that's what you gotta do.
on April 5,2013 | 03:11PM
hapaguy wrote:
So are you saying that because Elderts didn't shut up he deserved to be gunned down?
on April 5,2013 | 03:26PM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
No. I am saying it's not worth it to get shot because you want to continue threatening someone with a gun. Better to shut up then to get shot.
on April 5,2013 | 03:51PM
hapaguy wrote:
How about: Deedy as a trained Federal Agent should have known better than to get into a confrontation with drunk local guy and HE should have shut up and walked away. Rather than gun down an unarmed man....what a coward.......
on April 5,2013 | 04:04PM
bumba wrote:
Deedy did all of ua a favor. If you can't see that you're just as ignorant as Elderts was.
on April 5,2013 | 04:16PM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
Deedy did the entire island a favor by being a trigger happy buffoon. Who knows how many times Elderts would've got drunk and hurt people because he wanted to be a tough guy.
on April 5,2013 | 04:25PM
copperwire9 wrote:
You and bumba are really offensive.
on April 5,2013 | 11:15PM
allie wrote:
I am not sure what happened but I do think he should not have used his gun. Two drunk men, whatever their race, need to sit down and have their burger
on April 5,2013 | 04:20PM
false wrote:
If Deedy was intoxicated, then ........
on April 5,2013 | 04:48PM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
You are absolutely right. But we all know there are trigger happy people out there. Why risk pushing the issue by acting tough in front of your friends? His stupid decision was paid for with his life. Newton's Law I guess.
on April 5,2013 | 04:24PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Deedy was attempting to enforce the law and prevent Eldert's from continuing to harass people in line. That much is not in dispute! He's being prosecuted because he was drinking that night and the prosecutor thinks he would have responded differently if he was sober at the time. Personally, I think Eldert's caused his own death because he couldn't or wouldn't swallow his pride and back off. Tuff guy didn't think the fed had the balls to shoot him , he thought wrong.
on April 5,2013 | 05:36PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Yes, if a cop or federal officer points a gun at you and tells you to back off ..... you better back off or you risk getting a cap in your a**. He was warned, he should have listened.
on April 5,2013 | 05:30PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Kiyoshi should keep his trap shut. Oh yeah, I forgot this is a blog. Nobody knows him so he can hide behind words. Imagine if the Eldert family got Kiyoshis name. Then Kiyo got shot. Ohhh, tough blog guy Kiyoshi ,should have keep his trap shut. Oh well.
on April 5,2013 | 05:10PM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
Good one NanakuliBoss. Good one! Why shoot me? Cause you disagree with what I'm saying? Talk about ignorant!
on April 5,2013 | 05:30PM
LanaUlulani wrote:
Actually Keali'i Elderts has the RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS. Obama's Trigger Man Christopher Deedy shot Keali'i Elderts right in his chest thus depriving Elderts of his RIGHTS.

> Time will tell and Deedy will likely go to PRISON for MURDER.


on April 5,2013 | 06:50PM
312guy wrote:
lanaululani- why bring the president to this conversation
on April 5,2013 | 11:29PM
Changalang wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on April 5,2013 | 03:39PM
false wrote:
Judge Moon, why did u retire?
on April 5,2013 | 04:39PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
He was old and forced to.
on April 5,2013 | 05:40PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
He's not going to jail, no way the prosecutor is going find 12 people for a jury that all agree he murdered Elderts. Not going to happen.
on April 5,2013 | 05:40PM
BRock wrote:
By the way, the special agent returned and that isnthe only purpose of bail. So many low life locals fail to show up for court even when it is for a minor crime. Look how many warrants are outstanding forntheir arrests.
on April 5,2013 | 04:16PM
false wrote:
Need to change the laws, so that people arrested get convicted and pay their debts to society.
on April 5,2013 | 04:40PM
false wrote:
Or make a complete transformation of the character of society by switching the numbers: Currently maybe 10% of those arrested or accused, would either plea guilty or no contest, or would admit to the complaint. The other 90% makes Lawyers have the opportunity to say: I am with Mercedes Benz.
on April 5,2013 | 04:51PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Not everyone that gets arrested is guilty you know. In any case, he's innocent until found guilty by 12 jurors.
on April 5,2013 | 05:42PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Yes Virginia has a lot of no shows for court. Those local guys in Virginia are low life met addicts.
on April 5,2013 | 05:06PM
kailua000 wrote:
yeah and we go no meth heads here in Hawaii, the land of perfection and aloha were everyone loves eachother and lives happy, healthy lives
on April 5,2013 | 05:34PM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
Nanakuli is not the brightest tool in the shed Kailua. Just ignore him.
on April 5,2013 | 05:50PM
luv2play wrote:
I think it's sharpest tool, but what the he....
on April 6,2013 | 12:29AM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
Yeah you're right. Sharpest tool. My mistake.
on April 7,2013 | 05:10PM
inverse wrote:
Just show the unedited McD's surveillance video to the public. It is what it is and will NOT prevent a fair trail. The reason why is if everyone see's the video, including potential jurors, when they are questioned by attorneys they will be asked if they saw the video and if so have they made a conclusion. Yes jurors can lie but if they already made up their mind based on race or have issues with the Fed gov't, then they could lie anyway. There is only ONE reason why not to publicly release the McD's surveillance video and that is State and Federal gov't officials do not want the NEGATIVE publicity that it puts on the State of Hawaii, Federal officials and the APEC conference held in Hawaii. Censorship is NOT what the US is based on, so release the video NOW.
on April 5,2013 | 05:49PM
roadsterred wrote:
I'm sorry, but it's difficult to believe that an agent of the Federal Government willfully drew his firearm to shoot and kill an innocent and defenseless person. Lesson to be learned, do not confront an individual holding a gun and provoke him/her into using it.
on April 5,2013 | 06:35PM
false wrote:
Deedy could have called the cops. But no, he went back to his hotel room and conciously got his gun and came back and executed that man.
on April 5,2013 | 08:02PM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
Umm...no
on April 5,2013 | 09:07PM
GorillaSmith wrote:
Man, this case brings all the race nuts out from under their rocks! I'm amazed that so many bloggers who were not witnesses to the incident are only too happy to assess guilt or innocence based solely on skin color.
on April 5,2013 | 06:49PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
I'll be glad when Deedy serves time in OCCC. Payback!
on April 5,2013 | 08:10PM
BRock wrote:
My own guess is that Deedy will not be convicted of murder.
on April 5,2013 | 09:02PM
Kaluu wrote:
I turned to this story to see if I'd guessed correctly that the local-vs-youknowwat undercurrents would wash up an unusual tide of comments. Oh, yes. Dear old Hawaii, where tribalism has so many bizarre offshoots. HI people (including me) unable to shed prejudices very well. The myth is that it's always and only been the h-people (the screener doesn't allow that word) who pre-judge based on physical appearance, but I've seen plenty of it--even from some pretty good people--from all the races and mixes. I wish we humans could drop that ancient nonsense. Try reasoning about this: How come so many locals hate the h-people even though dey get h name? Kukapaila "Hawaiians" get h name. If we must be prejudiced, it would make more sense to emphasize that two males, not females, got involved in a deadly confrontation. It's a guy thing, not an h thing. As usual.
on April 6,2013 | 02:18AM
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