'Justice for Stevie': Jury delivers guilty verdict in deadly 2016 Christmas shooting

20-year-old on trial for fatal Christmas shooting at mall found guilty

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 20-year-old on trial for a Christmas night shooting at Ala Moana Center in 2016 has been found guilty of murder.

The jury in the case against Dae Han Moon started deliberations Monday and came to a decision on Tuesday afternoon.

They also found him guilty of three firearms charges.

The shooting left former Moanalua High School football player Stevie Feliciano dead. The verdict left Feliciano's family filled with mixed emotions.

"We did it. We got justice for Stevie. I know we're not gonna get him back but this is it. Now it's time to move on," Stevie's mother Fiti Feliciano said through tears after the verdict was announced.

Moon's defense attorneys claimed the fatal shooting was a mistake, and after the verdict came down expressed frustration over how the trial was handled.

"This case took so long to charge, in large part because of the dishonest and malicious prosecution that was presented in this case," said defense attorney Victor Bakke.

Surveillance video from the center was shown at the trial, and showed a fight breaking out. The defense argued that Moon used a gun to strike Feliciano in the head when it accidentally went off.

"The evidence is clear, absolutely undisputed that my client hit Mr. Feliciano in the head with the gun. He did not point it at him and shoot him," Bakke said. "He hit him with it and the gun went off. It was an accident."

But the prosecution said the crime was intentional, calling Moon's version of events "factually impossible."

Sentencing for Moon has been set for Dec. 6 at 8:30 a.m.

This story will be updated.

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