Bandaged attempted murder suspect appears in court

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A man accused of trying to kill several people by setting fire to their apartment went before an Oahu judge Thursday.

With a bandage on his right arm, Zhan Hang Yu, 37, appeared in court via video hookup from the Oahu Community Correctional Center. Police say he burned himself when he deliberately set fire to a 26th-floor unit at Kukui Tower last month.

A 19-year-old man suffered burns to his legs. Several others were treated for smoke inhalation.

The judge postponed Yu's arraignment until next week, after he requested a Cantonese interpreter.

Bail is set at $1 million.