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Jury finds Maryann Bray guilty of 30-year-old murder

Maryann Bray Maryann Bray
William Acker William Acker
Larry Hasker Larry Hasker
Keith Shigetomi Keith Shigetomi
Landon Murata Landon Murata

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - After a full day of deliberations, a jury of nine men and three women found Maryann Acker, also known as Maryann Bray, guilty of murder.

The defendant dropped her head forward in disappointment after the verdict was read.

Prosecutors say she and her then-husband, William Acker, stole money from 20-year-old Larry Hasker's Moiliili apartment, then took him to Hanauma Bay.

Bray testified her husband took the victim down an embankment and fired two shots while she waited in the car. The jury had an additional question it needed to answer - did Bray use a firearm in the commission of the murder?

Jurors answered no, which suggests they believe she was only an accomplice and not the one who pulled the trigger.

Prosecutors gave immunity to William Acker in exchange for his testimony against his ex-wife during this four-week trial.

Bray was first convicted of this 19-78 murder in 19-82.

But that conviction was overturned because of procedural issues.

She faces life in prison when she's sentenced in November.

She's already serving a life term in California, where she and Acker committed another murder less than a week after the Hawaii killing.

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