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Man accused of killing ex-friend appears in court under security

    CTY - Chad Duran, middle, makes an initial appearance in District Court with public defender Donald Wilkerson on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 in downtown Honolulu. Duran, 23, is charged with the fatal shooting of Christopher Medeiros this past Wednesday night in Makaha. (Jamm Aquino/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

Under heavy security, a 23-year-old Makaha man accused of killing a  one-time friend by shooting him in the head made his initial Honolulu District Court appearance today.

Chad Duran faces second-degree murder in the shooting death of  26-year-old Christopher K. Medeiros.

Duran, dressed in blue prison overalls, did not speak during his  appearance before District Judge Leslie Hayashi. Duran, represented by attorney Don Wilkerson, will enter a plea at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in District Court.

Duran’s bail is set at $750,000.

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