Judge Ahn Denies Deedy’s Motions to Dismiss

On April 20, 2015 a hearing was held on Chris Deedy’s motions to dismiss all charges in his upcoming September, 2015 trial. Judge Ahn denied the first of four motions, known as the Moriwake motion, arguing that it was in the public’s interest to try the case again and saying it is also likley that…

The Current Status of Chris Deedy’s Case – April 2015

A hearing on dismissal motions in Chris Deedy’s trial is scheduled for April 20, 2015. Chris’ second trial ended on August 14th, with the jury finding him not guilty of murder by way of self defense.  Unfortunately, the acquittal will not mean the end of Chris’s battles in that courtroom.  During the final phase of the…

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…

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…

Chris Deedy Trial Updates

A lot has happened with Chris Deedy’s case in the last three months and his trial is scheduled to start the beginning of July, with opening statements scheduled for the 8th.   Photo courtesy of istockphoto.comA jury was selected on May 7th. The original 750 prospective jurors were whittled down to nine men and three…

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…