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Manslaughter ruling hangs over mistrial

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2013

~~<p>The mistrial in one of Hawaii's most high-profile court cases in recent years surprised few attorneys who had been following the case, mainly because jurors in the Christopher Deedy murder trial had to make an all-or-nothing decision.</p>
<p>What did shock was Judge Karen Ahn's decision some two weeks earlier not to allow manslaughter as an option for those jurors, local lawyers said.</p>
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The mistrial in one of Hawaii's most high-profile court cases in recent years surprised few attorneys who had been following the case, mainly because jurors in the Christopher Deedy murder trial had to make an all-or-nothing decision.

What did shock was Judge Karen Ahn's decision some two weeks earlier not to allow manslaughter as an option for those jurors, local lawyers said. Login for more...



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