Jury Deliberations

The jury in Chris Deedy’s trial has deliberated for about 18 hours so far.   Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com/Kuzma  As supporters of Chris, we’re all hoping for the quick return of a not guilty verdict. But what is “quick?” We did some research and wanted to give you some perspective of how long juries deliberated…

Deedy’s Trial–Motions in Limine

On 4/11/2013, the Hawaiian court held a public hearing for “motions in limine” in Chris Deedy’s trial. A motion in limine is a written request or motion to a judge that can be used for civil or criminal proceedings. They are frequently used at a pre-trial hearing or during an actual trial, and request the…

Lethal Force in the News

According to a court document submitted by Chris Deedy’s attorney, Chris was compelled to use deadly force when the subject tried to take away his gun. Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com/boric According to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), “…deadly force is authorized when the officer can articulate facts rising to a probable cause that…

Simmons Protection for Chris Deedy

We recently posted dates for some of Chris Deedy’s hearings. One of them is a hearing to decide if he will get “Simmons Protection” for some of his testimony. A commenter on the Facebook page asked if we could clarify what that means. As we’ve said before, we’re not attorneys but we will try to…

What’s happened to Chris since the incident?

A lot has happened to Chris Deedy in the fifteen months since his incident in Hawaii and we’d like to fill you in on some of it. Photo copyright istockphoto.com/ferrantraite Chris was arrested and charged about 48 hours after the shooting occurred. Fortunately he posted bail soon afterward, but his bail restrictions kept him tied…