Bail kept at $636,000 in attempted murder case

The Maui News

A judge kept bail at $636,000 for a man charged with attempted murder in a shooting last month in Wailuku.

Frank Coricelli, 57, was arrested July 26 after he reportedly fired shots during an argument with a neighbor that afternoon, police said.

No one was injured.

In a search of Coricelli’s residence on North Market Street, police reported finding seven pistols, seven rifles, a shotgun, four silencers and ammunition.

In court Tuesday, Coricelli asked to have his bail reduced. The prosecution opposed the request.

In addition to second-degree attempted murder, Coricelli is charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, first-degree burglary, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of being a felon in possession of ammunition, three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon or device, two counts of first-degree reckless endangering and two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening.

In maintaining bail, 2nd Circuit Judge Peter Cahill said Coricelli’s criminal history includes four prior convictions involving firearms, as well as a conviction for arson.

Some of the convictions are “very old,” dating to 35 years ago, Cahill said.

“Nonetheless, they still happened,” he said, and Coricelli “did significant jail time.”

“Defendant poses a danger to the community,” Cahill said.

Police said Coricelli’s convictions were in California and Nevada.

An Oct. 14 trial is set for Coricelli, who is being held at the Maui Community Correctional Center.