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Jury in Christopher Deedy murder trial end deliberations; will resume Tuesday

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[Update 4:15 p.m.]

The jury in the Christopher Deedy murder trial Jury have gone home without reaching a verdict, deliberations resume Tuesday at 9 a.m.

We will have the latest on Hawaii News Now at 5 p.m.

[Original story posted below]

HONOLULU (AP) - Deliberations are continuing in the trial of a federal agent charged with murder in a 2011 Waikiki shooting.

The jury is in its second day of deliberations after deliberating for a few hours on Thursday.

They are deciding whether State Department Christopher Deedy is guilty of second-degree murder after he shot and killed Kollin Elderts inside a McDonald's restaurant.

The 29-year-old agent from Arlington, Va. was in Honolulu to help with security for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. He was off-duty when he ended up at the fast-food eatery after bar-hopping with friends.

Deedy testified that he intervened because Elderts was harassing a customer. He claims he was protecting himself and others.

The prosecution claims Deedy was intoxicated and inexperienced.

 

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