- Associated Press - Thursday, February 2, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on the Hawaii Supreme Court hearing whether a federal agent should face a third trial for fatally shooting a man (all times local):

11:53 a.m.

The Hawaii Supreme Court is considering whether a federal agent should face a third trial for fatally shooting a man in a Waikiki fast-food restaurant.

State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy’s attorney argued Thursday another trial would be double jeopardy.

Attorney Thomas Otake says prosecutors are trying to get any conviction after failing twice.



Deedy was in Hawaii for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting. On his first night in Waikiki he fatally shot Kollin Elderts during an altercation at a McDonald’s.

Deputy Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Donn Fudo describes Deedy as a drunk tourist. Deedy says it was self-defense.

The first trial ended in a hung jury. After a second trial, jurors acquitted Deedy of murder but weren’t able to agree on manslaughter.

A judge denied defense motions that would have prevented another trial for manslaughter.

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9:30 a.m.

The Hawaii Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether a federal agent should face a third trial for fatally shooting a man in a Waikiki fast-food restaurant.

State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy’s attorney is expected to argue Thursday that another trial would be double jeopardy.

Deedy was in Hawaii for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting. On his first night in Waikiki he fatally shot Kollin Elderts during an altercation in a McDonald’s.

His 2013 trial ended in a hung jury. After a second trial in 2014, jurors acquitted Deedy of murder but weren’t able to reach a verdict on manslaughter.

A judge denied defense motions that would have prevented another trial for manslaughter.

Deedy says he acted in self-defense.

Prosecutors say Deedy was drunk and inexperienced.

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