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Manslaughter added to Deedy trial options

The prosecution and defense both oppose adding assault to the possibilities for the jury

By Nelson Daranciang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 02, 2014

~~<p>The jurors in the Christopher Deedy murder retrial will have the option to consider finding the U.S. State Department special agent guilty of man&shy;slaughter instead of murder during their deliberations next week.</p>
<p>State Circuit Judge Karen Ahn told the opposing lawyers in the case Friday that she is going to tell the jury that they can consider manslaughter as well as assault. However, because both sides objected to including assault in the jury instructions, Ahn said, &quot;I'm going to think about it a little bit more.&quot; The instructions she approved Friday contain options for both manslaughter and assault.</p>
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The jurors in the Christopher Deedy murder retrial will have the option to consider finding the U.S. State Department special agent guilty of man­slaughter instead of murder during their deliberations next week.

State Circuit Judge Karen Ahn told the opposing lawyers in the case Friday that she is going to tell the jury that they can consider manslaughter as well as assault. However, because both sides objected to including assault in the jury instructions, Ahn said, "I'm going to think about it a little bit more." The instructions she approved Friday contain options for both manslaughter and assault. Login for more...



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