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Self-defense claimed in stabbing

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Vae Reagan entered the courtroom Thursday wearing a shirt that memorializes his brother-in-law, Frank Kapesi.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Relatives of the stabbing victim sat quietly in court Thursday during Dean Matuu’s testimony about how Frank Kapesi was killed.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Dean Matuu explained in court Thursday how a fatal fight with his uncle transpired. Matuu, 20, told the court he was defending himself when 36-year-old Frank Kapesi was stabbed to death in January 2015 at their Pearl City home. Matuu is on trial for second-degree murder.

A murder defendant told a state jury Thursday that he stabbed his cousin in self-defense. Read more

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