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No third trial for federal agent Christopher Deedy in 2011 fatal shooting of Kollin Elderts

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm spoke during Monday’s news conference. The prosecutor’s office announced that the city will not pursue a third trial in the 2011 case involving Christopher Deedy and Kollin Elderts.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm spoke during Monday’s news conference. The prosecutor’s office announced that the city will not pursue a third trial in the 2011 case involving Christopher Deedy and Kollin Elderts.

  • GEORGE F. LEE / 2014
                                Special Agent Christopher Deedy looked on in court during his retrial on July 31, 2014.

    GEORGE F. LEE / 2014

    Special Agent Christopher Deedy looked on in court during his retrial on July 31, 2014.

  • COURTESY PHOTO
                                Kollin Elderts

    COURTESY PHOTO

    Kollin Elderts

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2011
                                In June 2020, prosecutors said the state would continue to pursue a trial for first-degree assault after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case on whether Christopher Deedy should face a third trial, meaning they could not pursue a manslaughter charge against him. Above, Deedy, center, appeared for a court arraignment in 2011 with lawyer Brook Hart.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2011

    In June 2020, prosecutors said the state would continue to pursue a trial for first-degree assault after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case on whether Christopher Deedy should face a third trial, meaning they could not pursue a manslaughter charge against him. Above, Deedy, center, appeared for a court arraignment in 2011 with lawyer Brook Hart.

The first trial in 2013 ended with jurors deadlocked 8-4 in favor of finding Deedy not guilty of murder. The second trial in 2014 ended with jurors finding Deedy not guilty of murder, but deadlocked 7-5 in favor of finding him not guilty of manslaughter. Read more

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