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Iolani Palace burglary suspects object repeatedly during arraignment

By Minna Sugimoto bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - There were multiple outbursts in an Oahu courtroom Thursday, as seven people accused of breaking into Iolani Palace appeared before a judge.

The defendants are members of the Hawaiian sovereignty group Kingdom of Hawaii. They objected several times during their arraignment, saying the court has no jurisdiction over them.

The defendants are charged with burglary after they briefly took control of the palace grounds in August. They claim their king owns the historic landmark.

The judge entered not guilty pleas for the group. Trial is set for the week of December 15th.

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