Trial of accused Christmas night killer faces delays, prosecution changes

Trial of accused Christmas night killer faces delays, prosecution changes
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There are new developments in the court battle involving an accused Christmas night killer.

Prosecutors want to merge the murder case against Dae Han Moon with the hindering prosecution case against Lance Bermudez.

Moon is facing trial for the killing of 20-year-old Steve Feliciano at Ala Moana Center on Christmas night in 2016. Bermudez is accused of then threatening to hurt a witness.

If a judge allows the cases to be combined, it could delay the trials even more.

"Prosecutors decide what charges to bring and in this case they charged all people separately," Defense attorney Victor Bakke said. "So the problem after 14 months – should they be allowed to change their minds? Because if they do, it's going to cause another huge delay.

Moon's attorney says the prosecutor changed and wants the cases co-mingled.

The judge is expected to announce her decision next week.

This story may be updated.

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