Circuit Judge Karen Ahn said she hasn't decided whether
to release transcripts from U.S. Special Agent Christopher Deedy's 2013 murder
"I'm going to take this under advisement," Ahn
Hawaii News Now and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser filed
suit to unseal the court reporter's transcripts of five separate proceedings
that were closed to the media.
Media attorney Jeff Portnoy said that violated First
"There is no legitimate reason to seal any of these
transcripts," he said.
Deedy's defense attorney Thomas Otake said his client
doesn't object to the release of the transcripts.
Deedy's case ended
in a mistrial when the jury said it was deadlocked. He is accused of murder in
the 2011 shooting death of Kollin Elderts during a scuffle in a Waikiki
A new trial is slated for this summer.
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