Agent gears up for 2nd murder trial in Honolulu

Published On: Jun 10 2014 11:36:16 AM HST

Christopher Deedy took the witness stand during his original trial last year.

The federal agent charged with murder in a 2011 shooting inside a Waikiki fast-food restaurant is gearing up for a retrial.

State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy of Arlington, Virginia is back in Honolulu to stand trial a second time for killing Kollin Elderts during an altercation in the McDonald's restaurant.  He contends it was in self-defense.

Last year's trial ended with a deadlocked jury.

Attorneys are hashing out what evidence they don't want the jury to hear.

A key difference this time around is that jurors will see a limited portion of a bystander's cellphone video taken in the aftermath of the shooting.

Judge Karen Ahn is ruling jurors won't see the part showing Deedy rendering aid to Elderts.

Jury selection begins next week.

Click here to watch KITV's coverage of the Agent On Trial in 2013 on YouTube.


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