Nurse: Special agent did not appear drunk the morning of deadly shooting

The Christopher Deedy murder trial resumed on Monday.

Queen’s Medical Center emergency room nurse Margaret Nakamura was questioned about Deedy’s appearance when he came to the hospital that morning.

Defense attorney Karl Blanke:  “How would you describe the way he walked?”

Nurse Margaret Nakamura: “I think he walked with a steady gait. He was not off balance at all.”

Defense attorney Karl Blanke: “Did you have the opportunity to speak with him?”

Nurse Margaret Nakamura: “Yes.”

Defense attorney Karl Blanke: “How would you characterize the way he was speaking?”

Nurse Margaret Nakamura: “I think he had clear speech and I think he was cooperative, and answered all the questions appropriately.”

That was just more than an hour after Deedy was charged with shooting Kollin Elderts to death.

The security guard at a Waikiki McDonald’s could not testify as to who started the fight.

“That situation, sir, it looks like rumble. I don’t know who started it or… but it looks like rumble,” security guard Rosalinda Soriano said.

At that time of the morning, Soriano said the restaurant gets a number of customers coming from nearby bars.

“Mr. Elderts, it’s something unusual. He is more louder than the other customers,” Soriano said.

Defense attorney Brook Hart: “Did that cause you to conclude anything about Mr. Elderts?”

Security Guard Rosalinda Soriano: “That he was under the influence of alcohol.”

Retired Honolulu Police trainer Fabian Loo also testified on Monday. He was not allowed to testify on this particular case — only the use of force when an officer is threatened.

Retired Honolulu Police trainer Fabian Loo: “Meet that with the same force, sir.”

Defense attorney Karl Blanke: “Even if it’s not the officer himself that’s facing serious bodily injury or death?”

Retired Honolulu Police trainer Fabian Loo: “The standard we train our police department is ourselves or others.”

The trial resumes Tuesday.

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