A state Circuit Court jury deliberated less than four hours before finding a bouncer at a Kapiolani Boulevard strip club not guilty of manslaughter in the September 2010 death of an unruly patron.
Aysa Delos Santos, 24, let out a yell when a court clerk read the jury’s not guilty verdict Friday morning.
He stood trial this week for manslaughter in connection with the death of 35-year-old Tripler Army Medical Center sergeant Christopher Myers. A security guard found Myers’s body near the entrance to Saigon Passion III Sept. 19, 2010.
The medical examiner said Myers died from alcohol concussion syndrome due to blunt head trauma caused by a fall following a punch. The autopsy said Myers had a history of alcohol abuse and a prior concussion.
Defense lawyer Donald Wilkerson told the jury Delos Santos didn’t punch Myers but pushed him after Myers spat in his face as he was getting kicked out of the strip club for unruly behavior.