Man Appears In Court In Yokohama Bay Murder Case

Published On: Apr 07 2008 02:40:03 AM HST   Updated On: Apr 07 2008 03:06:54 AM HST

A Ko Olina man accused of murdering a man execution style is innocent, according to his attorney.

Patrick Deguair Jr., 30, made his first appearance in District Court Monday on related charges.

He is charged with second-degree murder, kidnapping and other offenses in connection with the death of Jermaine Duckworth, 24.

A tourist found Duckworth's body on March 28 at Yokohama Bay.

Deguair kidnapped Duckworth the night before and shot him in the back of the head before dumping his body over a cliff, according to court documents.

"What I know about the victim unfortunately is that he was linked to terrorizing a how bunch of people, and it is a city and a state like Hawaii. When you terrorize a whole bunch of people, they have a bunch of relatives and bunch of friends," attorney Michael Green said.

The most Duckworth was ever convicted for is third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

Deguair is being held on $1 million bail.


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