Friday, July 25, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Calif. man to be sentenced in Maui killing

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:18 p.m. HST, Aug 05, 2013

WAILUKU >> A California man accused of killing his girlfriend on Maui two years ago will be sentenced in October after agreeing he's mentally fit for his case to proceed in court.

The Maui News reported Gerald Galaway, Jr. of Santa Cruz will be sentenced on Oct. 10.

Galaway initially pleaded no contest to reduced charges of manslaughter and kidnapping in the death of Santa Cruz attorney Celestial Cassman.

The couple was vacationing on Maui in 2011 when Cassman was killed.

Galaway was originally charged with second-degree murder.

He later asked to withdraw the no-contest pleas, saying he felt pressured, confused and was "in a bit of a trance" when he entered the pleas.

On Monday, he agreed he's mentally fit to proceed and won't request to withdraw his no-contest pleas.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
cojef wrote:
Shame a nice looking Attorney was killed.
on August 6,2013 | 08:32AM
Breaking News