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Grandmother seeks $1M against Honolulu police chief's wife

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HONOLULU (AP) - The 95-year-old grandmother of the Honolulu police chief's wife is asking a jury to make her granddaughter pay her $1 million.

Jury deliberations were expected to begin Thursday in a civil lawsuit accusing Chief Louis Kealoha's wife, Katherine Kealoha, of stealing money from her grandmother and uncle.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the attorney representing Florence and Gerard Puana says the jury should also award the grandmother $50,000 for stress suffered. He says Gerard Puana should get $300,000 in damages.

Kealoha's attorney says the jury should award her nearly $249,000 in attorneys' fees, $210,000 in punitive damages against her uncle and $20,000 for mental anguish.

In a separate case, Gerard Puana went to trial for allegations he stole the Kealohas' home mailbox. The case was dropped after a mistrial.

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