Third Deedy trial pushed back as attorney prepares federal appeal

Updated: Feb. 12, 2018 at 9:23 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There's another delay in the latest trial of a State Department special agent who fatally shot a man inside a Waikiki McDonald's in 2011.

The manslaughter trial against Christopher Deedy has now been pushed back to October as his attorney prepares a federal appeal aiming to get the case dropped.

In December, the state Supreme Court said a third trial could proceed – a ruling which Deedy's attorney called erroneous.

"It is just wrong to continue to try somebody time and time and time again until you get the result you want," Attorney Thomas Otake said in December.

Deedy is accused of shooting and killing Kollin Elderts during a drunken confrontation in 2011.

His first trial in 2013 ended with a hung jury. In his second trial, Deedy was acquitted of murder. The jury was also deadlocked on the lesser charges.

This time around, city prosecutors are trying – for a second time – to get a manslaughter conviction.

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