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Bail tripled for Maui man who fatally shot son

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Bail for a Maui man convicted of fatally shooting his son has been tripled to $1.5 million. Joe D. Antonio is being held at the Maui Community Correctional Center awaiting sentencing Oct. 7 to life in prison with a minimum of 20 years behind bars.

The 47-year-old Antonio was found guilty July 21 of second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with the 2008 death of 19-year-old Jose Antonio Jr.

On Monday, prosecutors asked for Antonio's bail of $500,000 to be doubled. Circuit Judge Joel August decided to increase it to $1.5 million.

Another bail hearing is set for Aug. 11 to allow time for Antonio to surrender a Philippine passport, if he has one.

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