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Case involving federal agent to stay in Hawaii, judge says

August 8, 2012
The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that a Hawaii court will keep a case involving a State Department special agent accused of killing a man at a McDonald's in Waikiki last year.

U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi on Tuesday denied a request by lawyers for 28-year-old Christopher Deedy to have his case moved to federal court.

Deedy's lawyer Brook Hart has argued that Deedy should be exempt from prosecution because he was acting in his official capacity when the shooting happened.

Hart missed a 30-day deadline to request the move, but blamed prosecutors and federal officials for the delays.

Prosecutors in Honolulu opposed the potential move.



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