Jurors in Iolani Palace burglary trial begin deliberations - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Jurors in Iolani Palace burglary trial begin deliberations

James Akahi James Akahi

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Jurors deciding the fate of a Hawaiian sovereignty group leader, accused of breaking into Iolani Palace, went home Thursday without a verdict. The jury will resume deliberations Friday morning.

James Akahi is charged with second-degree burglary, a felony. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.

State prosecutors say Akahi broke into the Palace last August so he could chain himself to the throne. But the defendant says he has nothing but respect for the historic landmark and has documents showing he's the rightful heir.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • North Korea says Trump has 'declared war' on his country

    North Korea says Trump has 'declared war' on his country

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:37:54 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-09-25 17:09:43 GMT

    North Korea's foreign minister says Trump's tweet was a declaration of war against his country.

    More >>

    North Korea's foreign minister says Trump's tweet was a declaration of war against his country.

    More >>
  • Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

    Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:37:20 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-09-25 17:09:04 GMT

    Prosecutors say Weiner broke the law by having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl, including asking her to "sexually perform" for him in conversations on Skype and Snapchat.

    More >>

    Prosecutors say Weiner broke the law by having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl, including asking her to "sexually perform" for him in conversations on Skype and Snapchat.

    More >>
  • Trump hangs on to feud with NFL, revives issue with tweets

    Trump hangs on to feud with NFL, revives issue with tweets

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:17 AM EDT2017-09-25 09:17:32 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-09-25 17:09:00 GMT
    President Donald Trump's attacks on activist athletes kicked off his favorite kind of drama _ personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and largely of his own making.More >>
    President Donald Trump's attacks on activist athletes kicked off his favorite kind of drama _ personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and largely of his own making.More >>
Powered by Frankly