Bullet expert takes the stand in Deedy murder trial

Cindee Lorenzo

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Jurors heard from a bullet expert during the Christopher Deedy murder trial on Thursday.

Cindee Lorenzo, of the Honolulu Police Department, took the witness stand.

Questions have been raised about why the third shell casing in Deedy’s gun did not eject after it was fired. It was allegedly the shot that killed Kollin Elderts.

Lorenzo said there are several possible explanations for that.

“If you have a loose grip, your hand and your arm is actually taking that energy,” Lorenzo said. “The slide doesn’t have enough momentum to go completely rearward in order to extract and or eject that cartridge case.”

Deedy’s attorneys maintain Elderts was holding onto the gun and that is what prevent the shell casing from ejecting.

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