Man found guilty of attempted murder of motorist

Man found guilty of attempted murder of motorist
(Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii man has been found guilty of the attempted murder of a man who got pinned under his own car and died.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports a jury Monday also found Brandon Reis, of Pearl City, guilty of using a firearm to commit the attempted murder, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a firearm while under indictment for other crimes and carrying a firearm in the open without a license.

He faces a mandatory life sentence with possible release on parole for the attempted murder at sentencing in January.

He also faces a mandatory 20-year prison term for using a firearm in the attempted murder and maximum 10-year terms for each of the other charges.

Kyen Knowles died of asphyxia June 22, 2016.

Defense lawyer Keith Shigetomi told the jury Reis fired at Knowles in self-defense.

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