Prosecutors say inmate admits killing cellmate

Joseph Tui Jr.
Joseph Tui Jr.

HONOLULU (AP) - A 32-year-old inmate is accused of beating his cellmate to death to act out his anger at another inmate at Hawaii's Oahu Community Correctional Center.

According to prosecutors, Joseph Tui Jr. admitted he killed 76-year-old Cyrl Chung.

Tui is charged with first degree murder in connection to the March 9 death.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser says it obtained a recording this week of a March 14 hearing of an Oahu grand jury that returned the murder indictment against Tui.

At the hearing, Vincent told state Circuit Judge Richard Perkins that Tui said he killed Chung even though he had nothing against him.

Vincent said Tui was upset with another inmate who was in a separate cell.

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