Admissible evidence in Christopher Deedy trialUPDATED 7:27 PM HST Jul 02, 2013Video Transcript
...as attorneys prepare for the murder trial involving a federal agent. Good evening, I'm Paula Akana. Special Agent Christopher Deedy's trial begins Monday. KITV4's Lara Yamada joins us live from the newsroom... with the arguments over what could be KEY evidence in the trial. Lara. From videos, to toxicology reports, to past convictions. We're less than a week away from opening statements, and attorneys spent the afternoon haggling over what they could talk about -- what jurors would be allowed to hear and see in this case. By the end of today -- one key bit of evidence was agreed upon -- one that BOTH sides believe will help their case. 30115 I think it's relevant evidence and we hope to present it. Attorney's for Special Agent Christopher Deedy believe video shot by a witness immediately after the shooting will show Deedy WAS NOT acting like a killer. 20626-38 The absense of those acts show, instead of Deedy assailing the body, he was rendering aid, tried to stop the bleeding and was perceived as a hero by mister Mache and that is highly relevant. But Prosecutors believe that video will actually help THEIR case. Leading Judge Ahn to allow that evidence in court. It would be the ONLY argument settled today. 21409 He was the one who started this whole incident by killing and murdering Kollin Elderts. The night of November 5th 2011, ended with Kollin Elderts shot and killed by Deedy at a Waikiki McDonalds. Prosecutors believe Deedy was the aggressor. Defense attorneys hope to not only debunk that, but show a pattern of drinking and violence: With Eldert's prior conviction in 2008, where he attacked police after a liquor- soaked night at a bar. 23127-32 Mr Elderts was drunk and out of control with the police officers arresting him. And the toxicology report after his death, showing alcohol, marijuana and cocaine in his system. In what could be the final hearing before the trial, Judge Ahn expressed her concern, that this case, and the evidence surrounding it, could quickly get out of control. 30123-33 I have a high degree of confidence that well have a fair trial and Deedy will be able to present the evidence to vindicate himself. Right before the hearing convened today, Judge Ahn went as far as telling attorney's they better quote: "Bring their checkbooks" -- threatening to fine them -- if she felt they were violating her parameters in court as far as what they can and can't talk about. The problem is - as it stands - it's still unclear what those parameters are! Back to you.