Retired homicide detective testifies during Deedy’s re-trial

Former Honolulu police detective Theodore Coons

On day seven of Christopher Deedy’s murder re-trial, a now-retired homicide detective with the Honolulu Police Department took the witness stand.

Deedy is the federal agent charged with the shooting death of Kollin Elderts at a Waikiki McDonald’s in 2011.

During the original trial, there was some question about whether Deedy identified himself as a federal officer when the shooting took place.

On Tuesday, former HPD detective Theodore Coons said that his report indicated Deedy had identified himself as a law enforcement officer.

“You sign it and you say it’s your closing report and accurate and true, right?” Thomas Otake, Deedy’s attorney, asked during cross-examination.

“Yes, right,” Coons said.

“Isn’t it true that you indicated in your closing report that Deedy appears to badge Elderts?” Otake asked.

“That’s what Detective Boyle wrote in the report, yes,” Coons said.

The defense maintains Deedy shot Elderts in self defense.

His first trial ended in a hung jury.

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