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Fatal shooting was no accident, Deedy tells court

The defendant wants manslaughter off the table for his murder retrial

By Nelson Daranciang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 31, 2014

~~<p>U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy doesn't want the jurors in his murder retrial to have the option to find him guilty of manslaughter, and his testimony in state court Wednesday emphasized that.</p>
<p>Deedy, 30, said it was no accident when he fatally shot 23-year-old Kollin Elderts in a Waikiki McDonald's restaurant in November 2011. He said he drew his gun and fired it &quot;to stop the threat, kill the assailant,&quot; as he had been trained to do as a federal law enforcement officer.</p>
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U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy doesn't want the jurors in his murder retrial to have the option to find him guilty of manslaughter, and his testimony in state court Wednesday emphasized that.

Deedy, 30, said it was no accident when he fatally shot 23-year-old Kollin Elderts in a Waikiki McDonald's restaurant in November 2011. He said he drew his gun and fired it "to stop the threat, kill the assailant," as he had been trained to do as a federal law enforcement officer. Login for more...



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