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Former death row inmate arrested in Waikiki robbery

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Isaiah McCoy is one of two men accused of using physical force to take jewelry from an individual on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki.

Honolulu police arrested two men after an early morning robbery in Waikiki today.

One of the men was identified as Isaiah McCoy, the former Delaware death row inmate.

Police said two suspects approached a victim on Kuhio Avenue at about 2:25 a.m. today and used physical force to take a piece of jewelry.

The perpetrators fled on foot to a vehicle, which subsequently crashed.

Police arrested the suspects on suspicion of second-degree robbery.

McCoy was sentenced to death in 2012 in Delaware for a drug-related murder. The state Supreme Court overturned the conviction and McCoy was released after a state judge found him not guilty of the crime.

In 2018, McCoy faced sex trafficking charges against him in Hawaii. Federal prosecutors dropped the case against him after discovering the case agent withheld evidence.

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