Man accused of murdering cellmate to undergo further examination

Joseph Tui

A man accused of killing his cellmate at Oahu Community Correctional Center will need to undergo further examination before a decision is made on whether he’ll be mentally fit to stand trial.

Joseph Tui Jr. is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Cyrl Chung, 76. He has pleaded not guilty.

Police say the inmates were sharing a holding cell when Tui allegedly beat Chung to death in March 2013.

During a fitness hearing Wednesday, the court ordered that another examination be conducted.

Tui remains in custody at Halawa Correctional Facility.

If convicted, he faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

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