Courthouse Dogs Have Their Day

Governor Ige’s signing of HP1668 will allow courts to permit the use of courthouse dogs in trials during testimony of vulnerable witnesses.

Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Stabbing and Kidnapping

Matthew Bright was sentenced to 20 years in prison for assault, sexual assault and kidnapping.

Prosecutor’s Office Awarded Department of Justice Grant to Implement Community Court

Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office was announced as a 2016 Community Court Grant Program winner by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Jury Convicts Man of Attempted Murder in Waikiki Stabbing

Solomon Battle was found guilty as charged of attempted murder in connection with the 2012 stabbing of a woman in Waikiki.

Director of Prosecutor’s Victim-Witness Division Honored for Advocacy on Behalf of Victims

Dennis Dunn was recognized for his work at the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma’s 13th Hawaii International Summit.

Cashier Who Stole $147,500 from Sea Life Park Receives 10-Year Sentence

Maricris Espiritu has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing more than $147,500 from Sea Life Park during an 18-month period.

10-Year Sentence for Woman Who Fled Scene After Fatal Collision with Motorcyclist

Chantel Adrade who struck and killed 25-year-old motorcyclist, Keith Jantoc, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for leaving the scene of an accident.

Drunk Driver in Freeway Crash that Killed Teen Sentenced to 10 Years

Devon Shane Keser was sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving drunk and causing the death of 18-year-old Kortney Biton-Schubert in a single-vehicle crash on the H-1 freeway last summer.

Taxi Driver Sentenced to Prison for Sexually Assaulting Passenger

Enio Ruben Tablas, a former taxi driver, was sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a female passenger in his taxi.

Prosecutor Warns Legislators About Flaws in Trafficking Bill

Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro told a state House committee that a provision in the bill, H.B. 1902, H.D. 1 , which would decriminalize prostitution by minors could have dangerous outcomes.