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Keep evidence, motion public

For Tuesday, May 22, 2012


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 22, 2012

~~<p>Lawyers in cases awaiting trial are forbidden by rules of conduct from making statements that could prejudice public opinion and eventually influence a jury. However, a Honolulu prosecutor has gone too far in trying to keep secret from the public a video of a fatal shooting that certainly will be used as evidence in the murder trial of a State Department special agent.</p>
<p>The surveillance videotapes record the fatal shooting of Kollin Elderts, 23, on Nov. 5 at a McDonald's Waikiki restaurant leading up to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference. Special agent Christopher Deedy, 28, is scheduled for trial in September but Brook Hart, his attorney, wants it delayed to next year.</p>
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Lawyers in cases awaiting trial are forbidden by rules of conduct from making statements that could prejudice public opinion and eventually influence a jury. However, a Honolulu prosecutor has gone too far in trying to keep secret from the public a video of a fatal shooting that certainly will be used as evidence in the murder trial of a State Department special agent.

The surveillance videotapes record the fatal shooting of Kollin Elderts, 23, on Nov. 5 at a McDonald's Waikiki restaurant leading up to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference. Special agent Christopher Deedy, 28, is scheduled for trial in September but Brook Hart, his attorney, wants it delayed to next year. Login for more...



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