Lawyer for man accused of fatal shooting in Waikiki fights to move case to federal court

Christopher Deedy
Christopher Deedy

The federal agent accused of fatally shooting a Kailua man in Waikiki is once again asking for the case to be moved to federal court.

Last August, a judge denied the motion, but the lawyer for Christopher Deedy is appealing, saying his client is a federal employee and is entitled to present his defense in federal court.

Deedy is accused of killing Kollin Elderts in 2011 while on state department business for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

A judge will decide whether to move the case.

Deedy’s murder trial is set to begin on July 8 in Circuit Court.

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