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Defendant who fled from court pleads guilty to escape, robbery

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 5:04 p.m. HST, Jun 19, 2013

A defendant accused of murder who ran away from state court in February pleaded guilty this afternoon to escape and robbery.

Teddy Munet, 30, faces a maximum five-year prison term for the escape and 10-year term for the robbery at sentencing in September.

“He wanted to take responsibility for what he is responsible for,” said Ed Harada, Munet’s lawyer.

The robbery charge is for Munet’s attempt to car jack a woman who was driving her vehicle near the court.

Honolulu police recaptured Munet a few miles away, about 12 hours after he fled from state Circuit Court. Munet was still wearing the handcuffs and waist chain public safety officials placed on him before they transported him to court from Oahu Community Correctional Center.

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