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Deedy trial jury resumes deliberations

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:31 a.m. HST, Aug 22, 2013

A Circuit Court jury resumed deliberations this morning in the murder trial of State Department special agent Christopher Deedy for the 2011 shooting of Kollin Elderts at a McDonald’s restaurant in Waikiki.

The eight men and four women deliberated the afternoon of Aug. 15 and three full days this week without reaching a unanimous verdict.

Deedy, 29, of Arlington, Va., who was here for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference, is charged with shooting Elderts, 23, of Kailua, the early morning of Nov. 5, 2011, at the McDonald’s Kuhio Avenue restaurant.

The jury heard 20 days of testimony spanning five weeks in the high-profile trial in Circuit Judge Karen Ahn’s courtroom.

The panel must decide whether Deedy should be acquitted or convicted of second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life term with parole.

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8082062424 wrote:
I wonder how many locals and how many transplants are on the jury
on August 22,2013 | 10:38AM
wave1 wrote:
Tell me how this works. Say we get a hung jury. Can Deedy be re-tried for manslaughter? If so, the judge has said there is no evidence of manslaughter. So even with a hung jury, could the judge let Deedy walk?
on August 22,2013 | 11:16AM
Warrior32 wrote:
The prosecution has the right to retrial, both at Murder and manslaughter. They also have the right to not prosecute and let it go away.
on August 22,2013 | 11:52AM
Mypualani wrote:
At wave Hung jury means the prosecuted can try th case again. As for the manslaughter it can be put in place at the judges discretion.
on August 22,2013 | 11:56AM
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