HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On the first day of the murder trial for State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy, jurors were shown graphic video of the defendant covered in the victim's blood.
It was one of the first pieces of evidence presented by the defense in what is expected to be a lengthy trial against Deedy, who is accused of fatally shooting Kailua resident Kollin Elderts in a Waikiki McDonalds.
The video was taken moments after Honolulu police officers arrived at the scene of the shooting on Kuhio Avenue. It shows paramedics treating Elderts, who is lying on his back on the floor of the restaurant. Deedy, barefoot and covered in blood, is flanked by officers who frisk him and then handcuff him. The defendant appears calm throughout the clip.
Deedy was in Hawaii for the APEC summit in November of 2011 at the time of the shooting.
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