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Federal judge rules Christopher Deedy does not have to face a third trial

  • GEORGE F. LEE / 2014

    Special Agent Christopher Deedy, seen here during his 2014 trial for murder, will not have to face a third trial in the shooting death of Kollin Elderts, a judge ruled Friday.


    Thomas Otake, defense attorney for Christopher Deedy, gave a statement Friday in the office of Davis Levin Livingston in response to a federal judge’s ruling that Deedy does not have to face a third trial. “Although we’re very relieved by all of this, it’s not a day of celebration,” Otake said. “We recognize that both the Elderts family and Deedy family, their lives have been changed forever because of this case. And we just hope everyone can move forward and move on from it.”

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2013

    A screenshot of a surveillance video shows federal agent Christopher Deedy, left, with a gun in his hand while grappling with Kollin Elderts before fatally shooting him at McDonald’s in Kuhio on Nov. 5, 2011. This video was shown on Day 14 of Deedy’s murder trial in the courtroom of Judge Karen Ahn in 2013.

  • DENNIS ODA / 2011

    Christopher Deedy walks out of the courtroom where he’s confronted with “Justice for Kollin Elderts” signs.

  • GEORGE F. LEE / 2014

    Christopher Deedy hugged his wife Stephanie Deedy following his acquittal of murder.

  • GEORGE F. LEE / 2014

    About 50 people protesting Christopher Deedy’s acquittal — along with the law enforcement killings of people on the mainland — march through Waikiki.

The winding legal saga of Christopher Deedy will apparently continue as county Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro said Friday he will appeal a ruling that the federal agent does not have to face a third trial for fatally shooting a man at a Waikiki fast-food restaurant in 2011. Read more

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