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Slain inmate awaited plea deal

Cyrl Chung stayed in prison as public defenders tried to get him a reduced term

By Ken Kobayashi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 17, 2013

~~<p>The 76-year-old inmate who was fatally beaten in his cell March 9 hadn't minded waiting for more than two years behind bars for his robbery trial, his lawyers say.</p>
<p>That's because they were trying to negotiate a plea deal that would keep him from dying in prison.</p>
~~

The 76-year-old inmate who was fatally beaten in his cell March 9 hadn't minded waiting for more than two years behind bars for his robbery trial, his lawyers say.

That's because they were trying to negotiate a plea deal that would keep him from dying in prison. Login for more...



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