Murder trial beings for killing at Cartwright Field - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Murder trial beings for killing at Cartwright Field

Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The trial began for a man accused of killing a transgender at Cartwright Field.

Joel Allen is charged with stabbing Jason Namauu to death last June. Prosecutors say the two men were a couple.

Witnesses say they heard screams and saw Namauu kicking a car before he died.

The defense says both were arguing over crystal meth and that allen was just defending himself.

Allen was 63 at the time of the incident in 2008.

He is being tried for second degree murder.

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