Deedy takes stand for 2nd time in murder retrial

By Brenton Awa
Published On: Jul 30 2014 02:47:00 PM HST

Christopher Deedy testifies for a second day in the murder retrial.

HONOLULU -

Day 12 in the murder trial for Christopher Deedy was underway starting Wednesday morning. The federal agent was back on the witness stand and being questioned by the prosecution.

Click here to watch Brenton Awa's report.

Earlier in the day it was Deedy's attorneys who let him paint the picture of what he says happened during the night he shot and killed Kollin Elderts in a Waikiki McDonalds. Deedy claims he drank three and a half beers over the course of that night.

Deedy started the day talking about the moment he reached for his gun during the argument with Elderts in the restaurant. He says Elderts became more aggressive after finding out Deedy had a weapon. The Federal agent says he was knocked down and saw his friend getting kicked repeatedly by both Elderts and another man.

"I could see blood on the side of his head dripping down. Adam had his hands sort of up but the kicks were landing," said Deedy.

Deedy says he yelled at the two men to stop or else he would use his pistol. He says that's when he knew the argument had escalated into a "deadly force situation."

"It felt like the longest second of my life. Holding the gun was no different because at that moment I don't want to pull the trigger and you want this person to stop so you don't have to, but instead he reached for my gun and started reaching towards me," said Deedy.

Deedy says he fired a single shot that missed Elderts after being attacked. He fired two more shots while lying on the ground with Elderts on top of him. That's when he says he realized the threat was over and claims to have tried to help save Elderts from dying by rendering aid.

The prosecution claims that Deedy was drunk during the altercation and they also say that Deedy was the aggressor, not Kollin Elderts.

Click here for more in the Deedy retrial.

Click here for a recap of the first trial.

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