Jury selection begins for agent’s HI murder trial

Christoper Deedy
Christoper Deedy

HONOLULU (AP) – Jury selection is underway for the murder trial of a State Department special agent charged in the shooting death of a man inside a Waikiki McDonald’s restaurant.

What’s expected to be a lengthy jury selection process began Monday. A spokesman for the Honolulu prosecutor’s office says questionnaires were mailed to 750 prospective jurors and lawyers will question them individually.

Christopher Deedy is charged with second-degree murder in the November 2011 death of Kollin Elderts, of Kailua. Deedy, of Arlington, Va., was in Honolulu for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit at the time of the shooting.

Jury selection will end when lawyers for both sides agree on a panel and alternates.

The trial is scheduled to begin July 1.

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