Jury finds man guilty of murdering female tourist in Waikiki

Aaron Susa
Aaron Susa

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After four grueling days of deliberations, a jury of six men and six women on Monday found an Oahu man guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a visitor from New Mexico.

Aaron Susa showed no visible reaction when the unanimous verdict was read. He faces life in prison with the possibility of parole when he is sentenced February 15th.

A jogger stumbled upon the nude body of Bryanna Antone, 25, along the shoreline near the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki in 2009. An autopsy revealed she drowned.

The defendant testified that he had sex with Antone in the water and then got into a fight with her. However, he maintained that he didn't kill her.

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