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Deedy jurors go home again without reaching a verdict

By Ken Kobayashi

LAST UPDATED: 05:18 p.m. HST, Aug 21, 2013

A Circuit Court jury spent a third full day in deliberations today without reaching a verdict in State Department special agent Christopher Deedy’s murder trial.

The panel will resume deliberations Thursday.

The jury spent Thursday afternoon and three days this week deliberating in the case.

Deedy, 29, is charged with murdering Kollin Elderts, 23, of Kailua, in the shooting the early morning of Nov. 5, 2011, at the McDonald’s Kuhio Avenue restaurant.

The trial spanned five weeks and included 20 days of testimony

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Mypualani wrote:
Yup it's hung! I wonder what the ratio is concerning guilty or not guilty. I guess we will see in a day or two.
on August 21,2013 | 04:26PM
droid wrote:
If the verdict is not guilty, this case will go down in history as the one that sent Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro packing again. It can only be viewed as a major blunder for the prosecutor’s office's failing to ask the judge to include manslaughter as one of the charges for the jury to consider.
on August 21,2013 | 10:37PM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
Whatever the verdict, I thank and respect these jurors for being willing to serve and for taking their time weighing the evidence.
on August 21,2013 | 04:30PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
IRT Kalaheo, totally agree. These are the people I respect and give honor to, in this trial. Mahalo, even if it is an acquittal or hung jury. You've done your best.
on August 21,2013 | 04:55PM
Mypualani wrote:
Agree with you both, they are taking the time to look at this case, it is a very hard case to deliberate over, not so simple.I to thank them all for their service no mater the verdict.
on August 21,2013 | 07:46PM
kailuabred wrote:
Yup. Even if it's an aquittal, it is not the jury who should be blamed...in fact, they should be praised for coming back with an honest result. It's not their fault the prosecutioin is incompetent.
on August 22,2013 | 08:45AM
312guy wrote:
not easy being a Juror, these jurors are weighing all the evidence before them and are doing a great job!
on August 21,2013 | 05:44PM
mountainhi wrote:
they just stretching it out till the rubber band breaks...same money...guilty already n no more tax payers wasted. let deedy pay for what he did to colin.
on August 21,2013 | 08:04PM
Upperkula wrote:
These juror's got to figure out which attorney can twist the story the best and convince 12 people to see things there way even if there way is the wrong way. If Deedy walks, I will be packing where ever I go.You can say what you wan about my comment, I say that fed is guilty.
on August 21,2013 | 07:41PM
Holomua wrote:
It's hung because he's probably not guilty of murder, but a juror or two feel that he should be punished for SOMETHING and there's no lesser charge to compromise. So they refuse to say not guilty.
on August 21,2013 | 08:01PM
swagger wrote:
Why only two?
on August 22,2013 | 06:31AM
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