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Murder suspect could serve 10 years in court escape case

By Gregg K. Kakesako

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LAST UPDATED: 01:07 p.m. HST, Sep 05, 2013


A murder suspect, who fled while in state custody at Circuit Court seven months ago, will serves10 years in prison for his 12 hours of freedom.

On Feb. 20, Teddy Munet escaped while being transported to Circuit Court while still in handcuffs and a belly chain. Munet was being taken to court for a morning pretrial hearing on charges that he allegedly killed William Fallau in 2012.

In June, Munet, 30, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the February escape and attempted robbery. Munet tried to hijack a car shortly after he escaped from a loading dock at the Circuit Court building. State Public Safety Director Ted Sakai said Munet should have been in leg shackles but was not. As inmates were being unloaded from four vans just after 8 a.m., Munet bolted.

On Wednesday, Circuit Judge Glenn Kim sentenced Munet to five years in prison for escape and 10 years in prison for attempted robbery, which will be served concurrently.

Police captured Munet nearly 12 hours later, eight blocks away on Waimanu Street in Kakaako.

Following Munet's escape Sakai ordered that all medium- and maximum-security inmates be required to wear handcuffs, waist chains and leg irons when being transferred to courtrooms for hearings.

Munet was being held at Oahu Community Correctional Center before his February escape on $1 million bail. Munet is accused of fatally shooting Fallau last July. He is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia and three firearm counts.

Munet's murder trial is scheduled for the week of Oct. 7.

Hikers found Fallau's body July 19 at the Kawainui State Park Reserve. Fallau, 29, died of a gunshot wound to the back of the neck.






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