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Grandmother testifies in trial against police chief's wife

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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - The 95-year-old grandmother of the Honolulu police chief's wife is testifying in a trial for a lawsuit where she accuses her granddaughter of stealing her money.

Florence Puana began testifying Friday, telling jurors about her life and remembering the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

She says she loved her granddaughter, Katherine Kealoha. She says her granddaughter is very smart.

She and her son Gerard Puana filed a lawsuit accusing Kealoha of stealing money from them.

Kealoha denies the allegations.

Allegations of police misconduct surfaced in a case that accused Gerard Puana of stealing the Kealohas' mailbox. The case was later dropped after Chief Louis Kealoha testified about Puana's criminal past, sparking a mistrial.

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