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Man accused of jealousy-driven killing enters plea

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kamaua Van Gieson appeared in court, Dec. 11, after being charged with second-degree murder in Dustin Molina’s death.

A 20-year-old man indicted for the murder of an 18-year-old man in Maili pleaded not guilty in Circuit Court.

Kamaua Van Gieson appeared before Judge Colette Garibaldi today via closed-circuit video link from the Oahu Community College second-degree murder involving Dustin Molina’s death.

An Oahu grand jury also indicted Van Gieson for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and first-degree burglary for breaking into her home.

Deputy Public Defender Darcia Forrester entered a not guilty plea to all charges on Van Gieson’s behalf.

Garibaldi confirmed his $1 million bail and scheduled his trial for the week of Feb. 19.

Police said Van Gieson stabbed Molina in the neck at Maili Beach Park on the night of Dec. 4 and swam his body out into the ocean.

A resident of the Maili Cove apartment complex called police after spotting a body, later identified as Molina, on the shoreline the following morning.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office said Molina sustained two stab wounds.

Police arrested Van Gieson on Dec. 7 in Aiea.

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