UH Law School Students Visit Prosecutor’s Office

First-year law students from the University of Hawaii’s Richardson School of Law paid a visit to the Prosecutor’s office while on a group tour of the courts, legal offices and private law firms.

Child Victim’s Testimony Helps Convict Coach of Sex Assault

Akusitino Atonio was found guilty for two counts of sex assault in the third degree.

Prosecutor Issues Cease-and-Desist Letters to DraftKings, FanDuel

Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro sent letters to chief executives officers of FanDuel and DraftKings demanding they immediately refrain from doing further business on Oahu.

Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Hosts Trial Advocacy Training for Hawai‘i Prosecutors

The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney hosted a week long trial advocacy training course for deputy prosecutors across the state.

Career Criminal Gets 10 Years for Dragging Officer

Derek Torres was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempted assault in the first degree.

No-Contest Plea in Freeway Crash that Killed 18-year-old Woman

Devon Keser pleaded no contest to charges of negligent homicide and negligent injury resulting from a vehicle crash that killed an 18-year-old woman on the H-1 Freeway in 2015.

Boy Scout Troop 10 Visits Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office

Members of the Boy Scout Troop 10 visited the Prosecutor’s Office to learn about the legal system and the role of law enforcement in the community.

Abella Sentenced to 20 Years for Beating Death

Michael Abella was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the beating death of Shelton Higa in 2014.

Honolulu Awarded Sexual Assault Justice Initiative Grant

Honolulu is one of seven cities selected as pilot sites for the Department of Justice’s Sexual Assault Justice Initiative. Honolulu will receive a two-year, $400,000 grant.

Sex Offender Gets Consecutive Life Terms

Repeat sex offender Dewitt Long was sentenced to consecutive terms of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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