A 26-year-old man pleaded not guilty today in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man at an illegal McCully game room.
Clad in an orange jumpsuit, Nathaniel Foster appeared before Judge Colette Garibaldi at Circuit Court via video teleconference from the Oahu Community Correctional Center for his arraignment on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Kioco Melson.
Trial is set for the week of Feb. 6 before Judge Shirley Kawamura. Foster remains in custody in lieu of $1 million aggregate bail.
On the night of Nov. 23, police said Foster and Melson were arguing about money when Foster allegedly pulled out a black semi-automatic gun from his fanny pack and shot Melson multiple times, according to a court document.
A witness told police Foster then stood directly over Melson as he was laying on the floor and shot him several more times before he fled.
A SWAT team located Foster in Kalihi after a three-day manhunt.