Mau-Goffredo Pleads Not Guilty

Adam Mau-Goffredo in court on Wednesday.
Adam Mau-Goffredo in court on Wednesday.
Honolulu City Prosecutor Peter Carlisle
Honolulu City Prosecutor Peter Carlisle

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Adam Mau-Goffredo remained silent throughout his arraignment at Circuit Court in Honolulu. Through his attorney, Mau-Goffredo entered a not guilty plea.

Bail had originally been set at $25 million but prosecutors successfully asked the court to hold him without bail.

City Prosecutor Peter Carlisle declined to elaborate on his reasons for keeping Mau-Goffredo in custody.

"I do not believe it is appropriate for any of the parties to discuss issues germane to the case because of my reading of the code of professional responsibility," Carlisle said.

Mau-Goffredo's attorneys again said they may use an insanity defense at trial.

"That possibility is still in the case," said defense attorney Brook Hart.

The prosecution also requested a medical evaluation of Mau. The court granted that request but ordered the documents be kept secret and filed under seal.

Mau-Goffredo's attorneys said he was given a routine blood test while in custody but it is their understanding that he did not test positive for drugs.

"If the sample is negative for any drugs there wouldn't be any reason to fight about it," Hart said.

Trial has been set for the week of September 18th before Circuit Judge Dexter Del Rosario.