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No verdict after fourth full day of Deedy trial deliberations

    20130808-9192 CTY DEEDY DAY 20 This is day 20 of the Christopher Deedy murder trial. State Department special agent Christopher Deedy testified today under questioning prosecuting attorney Janice Futa in his defense of a murder charge in the death of Kollin Elderts of Kailua. This is Deedy standing at attention waiting for the jury to enter the courtroom. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. AUG. 8, 2013.

A Circuit Court jury was unable to reach a verdict today in its fourth full day of deliberations in State Department special agent Christopher Deedy’s murder trial.

The eight men and four women left the courthouse at about 4 p.m. They will resume deliberations on Monday morning, according to court officials.

Deedy, 29, of Arlington, Va., who was here for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference, is charged with shooting Elderts, 23, of Kailua, the early morning of Nov. 5, 2011, at the McDonald’s Kuhio Avenue restaurant.

The high-profile trial in Circuit Judge Karen Ahn’s courtroom included 20 days of testimony spanning five weeks.

The panel must decide whether Deedy should be acquitted or convicted of second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life term with parole. It does not have the option of returning a conviction on the lesser offense of manslaughter

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