What’s happened to Chris since the incident?

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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.

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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 to the island. Chris had to fight one of his first legal battles to have that constraint removed so he could return home to Virginia. When the conditions of his release were modified on 12/30 (almost two months after he posted bail), Chris and his wife headed home.

Unfortunately, even though he was able to leave Hawaii, the court added different restrictions on him. Chris cannot travel more than 100 miles from his home without prior court approval, he is subject to drug and alcohol testing. Chris has been allowed to attend a wedding in Virginia, visit his family in Massachusetts and fly to Florida to see his grandmother, but he has to be selective about his requests. Simple things like a snowboarding trip are out of the question, not only because of the process involved to allow him to get to a mountain, but because he has been putting every cent he has into his defense.

Chris is also prohibited by the court from handling firearms, so he is not eligible to fill a law enforcement position. As a result, he cannot receive Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP), which takes away 25% of his salary, and he can’t work investigation or protection overtime hours.

Preparing his defense has become a second full-time job for Chris. Along with working regular duty at DS headquarters, Chris puts in 30-40 hours per week collaborating with his legal team. He participates in meetings, on phone calls, doing research, and working on reports. This includes a regular three hour conference call and two regular three-plus hour meetings with attorneys, along with plenty of unscheduled calls and research/written work. As the de-facto subject matter expert (he is a law enforcement officer and knows his training and experience better than anyone else on the team), his group has him acting almost like a paralegal. He does research and helps write all of the legal motions, as well as prepares and analyzes the 3000+ pages of evidentiary discovery.

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13 Responses to "What’s happened to Chris since the incident?"

  1. Hawaiian Posted on April 16, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Unreal……..He took a life. Did he ever think about the life he took? Did he ever try to apologize for taking this young mans life? Its like he has the right to kill and take a life. Was it really a last resort for Mr. Deedy to take this young mans life? could he have just walk away and call a police officer? or maybe, Mr. Deedy was way too intoxicated to think at that time? only time will tell. I know one thing though……. Mistah Deedy must be stressing

    • Unconcerned Posted on July 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      You know I see local people starting fights with white people for just being white. Just a matter of time before one of those white people had a gun. And in a world of 9 billion people, 1 life is pretty insignificant and from what I’ve gathered the man he killed was a drunkard and a degenerate so that’s just one less piece of shit in a world full of them.

      • IloveyouHawaii Posted on July 14, 2013 at 11:46 pm

        The man who was killed was someone’s loved one. How embarrassing for the one who gave birth to you as your comments are a reflection of where you came from. So sorry that you were raised to hate. I hope you get help.

  2. Mike Posted on July 9, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Bummers, a snowboarding trip is out of the question, oh wait, you can’t snowboard if you’re DEAD either.

  3. Mike Posted on July 9, 2013 at 5:29 am

    He has a right to defend himself….like anyone else, The other young man could of walked away also, Rotten situation that is so preventable in our society…..its called Jesus and the word of God and acting like him….think about it..

  4. Ali Posted on July 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    “could he have just walk away and call a police officer?”
    Couldn’t Elderts take the same course of action?
    If that were your family member that Elderts and his friend were harrassing you’d be grateful that someone cared enough about a stranger’s well-being to intervene. Had something happened to Perrine, Elderts would be the bad guy and surely someone would have thought, “Why didn’t anyone help Perrine?”

    I wish the best of luck to Deedy.

  5. Mike Sabatini Posted on July 12, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Mr. Chris belongs in Jail for a very long time.

    Hopefully justice will be served and he will be locked for Many! Many Years.

    Aloha Chris,

    MS

  6. concerned Posted on July 13, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Deedy took away a life. Unwise decisions, actions led to tragedy for Deedy and Elderts.
    Both men made unwise decisions, both men have responsibilities. One man is dead with his final Judge. Deedy has a 2nd chance to take responsibility and answer to his final Judge before he dies and meets with his final Judgment.

  7. concerned Posted on July 13, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Every life IS significant. We are told by Jesus not to judge another with words like ‘drunkard,degenerate, piece of shit’. Jesus loved, walked among , and died for sinners who repented and sought forgiveness.
    Local people ARE white people, light brown, dark brown people.
    Yes, I concur, it is inhumane anywhere in our nation or world, for anyone to pick a fight with someone because of their skin color.

  8. Jim Posted on July 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

    LOL. This guy has no idea what the law is and when he gets mad he starts shouting insults just like Elderts. I wonder if you are a coke fiend like elderts as well?

    • local Posted on July 17, 2013 at 1:07 am

      At big mouth jim sounds like you need a rehab and a psych-eval.

  9. KauaiCoffee Posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Sounds like Elderts was a bully and racist d-bag – the world did not lose a shining star when he died. Deedy seems like a typical federal agent – not particularly bright and kind of a d-bag as well. Sounds like they deserved each other. But good luck. Killing a d-bag like Elderts is kind of a public service.

  10. PaulB Posted on May 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    As a Criminal Justice major, this case interests me a great deal.It sounds a lot like the George Zimmerman fiasco, driven by clueless “special interests”.ie. a good man thrown to the wolves for a righteous action that he made every reasonable effort to avoid taking. I do hope this man is returned to duty soonest, and the charges are withdrawn or dismissed outright.

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