Hawaii Media Files Complaint Against Judge Ahn in Deedy Trial

The Honolulu Star Advertiser and HawaiiNewsNOW have filed a complaint in state Supreme Court to force Ahn to release transcripts of the parts of the Deedy trial where she kicked everyone out of the courtroom, saying the judge violated the U.S. Constitution by holding closed-door court proceedings. You can read about it and see a…

Mistrial

Judge Ahn declared a mistrial in Chris Deedy’s court case. She released the jury and stated she was thinking about scheduling a retrial for May or June, 2014. This means the jury deliberated but was unable to come to a unanimous verdict, so no decision was made. A hearing was scheduled for this Friday to…

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 in…

The Defense Has Rested Their Case

Chris’ defense team rested their case on Thursday and the jury will return in a week to hear instructions and closing arguments. The prosecution continued their cross-examintation of Chris until just after lunch, focusing on the wording in the State Department Firearms Policy, whether Chris could have sat with Perrine instead of talking to Elderts…

Deedy Testimony – Day 2

Christopher Deedy was back on the stand Wednesday. Chris picked up where he left off–talking about the time that led up to the deadly-force encounter with Elderts. He described in vivid detail what he saw and what he felt as the situation escalated. At one point Chris even took off his suit jacket, laid down…

Chris Deedy’s Testimony – Day 1

Christopher Deedy began his testimony in court Tuesday. Chris took the stand in his own defense at around 11:00am (HST) and testified until the court recessed for the day at 4:30pm (HST). He described his training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Diplomatic Security Training Center, as well as the policy and…

Retired Agent Reviews Deedy Surveillance Video

HawaiiNewsNOW interviewed a retired DEA agent who was involved in three shootings. He reviewed the surveillance video from Chris Deedy’s trial, which you can read below. You can also see a video of the interview here: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/22830885/former-federal-agent-analyzes-deedy-video Former federal agent analyzes Deedy video Posted: Jul 12, 2013 11:51 PM EDTUpdated: Jul 13, 2013 1:32 AM EDT By…

HPD Cop Made Facebook Comments about Deedy Trial

A Honolulu police officer posted comments about his testimony in Chris’ trial on Facebook before and after his testimony on Wednesday. Officer Kaleookalani Hosaka testified that Deedy appeared drunk when Ofc. Hosaka transported him to the Hospital after the shooting. Ofc. Hosaka testified that Chris Deedy’s eyes were glassy, he smelled of an alcoholic beverage and…

Motions in Limine Update for Deedy’s Trial

Opening arguments in Chris Deedy’s trial are scheduled to begin on Monday. An additional hearing on the Motions in Limine was held on 7/2/2013 and the following decisions were made: Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com/DutchScenery Reference to Elderts’ criminal history, etc.: It depends on whether a genuine dispute of first aggressor is addressed by actual evidence…

Chris Deedy’s Appeal to the 9th Circuit

Chris recently had a hearing in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals regarding moving his case to Federal Court.   Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com/thebroker   On March 11th, we posted an article about Chris’ attorneys withdrawing a request to dismiss the case based on Chris acting as a federal agent at the time of…