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Suspect pleads not guilty in Aiea shooting death

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Darryl Freeman appears for his arraignment in Clarence Bacarro courtroom via video conferencing as he is in the Arraignment and Plea room at OCCC.

A 73-year-old man pleaded not guilty at Circuit Court today on charges of murder in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old man.

Darryl M. Freeman appeared before Judge Clarence Pacarro via closed-circuit video link from Oahu Community Correctional Center after an Oahu grand jury indicted him for second-degree murder and firearm offenses in the death of Keenyn Pahio of Kalihi.

Attorney Rustam Barbee pleaded not guilty on Freeman’s behalf. Barbee also requested Freeman be referred to the public defender’s office because Freeman and his family are unable to financially retain private counsel.

Pacarro granted the request.

On March 4, Freeman allegedly shot Pahio after they were involved in an apparent road rage incident on Moanalua Road fronting Aiea Shopping Center.

The two men were arguing when Freeman allegedly shot Pahio in the head with a handgun.

Police said he allegedly ran over Pahio before he fled in a van. Emergency Medical Services transported him to a nearby hospital where he died.

Police arrested Freeman at his home on Heen Way in Aiea shortly after the shooting.

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