First phase of Christopher Deedy trial overUPDATED 7:34 PM HST Aug 08, 2013Video Transcript
OVER. Good evening, I'm Paula Akana. And I'm Yunji De Nies. After 20 DAYS of testimony... the DEFENSE RESTS. With prosecutors asking Special Agent Christopher Deedy their final questions. This... after more than 11 HOURS of testimony by the federal agent. KITV4's Lara Yamada joins us with more... and Lara... what did attorneys focus on today... in their last exchange with Christopher Deedy. It's been nearly three full days of testimony: more than 6 hours for the defense. Today, it was primarily the prosecution's day: pressing Deedy on why he didn't just leave. Why he didn't try to stop the fight with his friend. Or why he couldn't use other means besides deadly force? And in one of the most pivotal points in their case -- the reason THEY believe he made bad choices: why Deedy drank while carrying a gun. 93055 I have been in deadly force situations, but I've never fired my gun at anybody. Prosecutors believe it was special agent Christopher Deedy's night of partying, that clouded his decision-making the morning he injected himself into a situation at a Waikiki McDonald's, engaged in a fight, pulled out his gun, and fired three times. TAPE 2 103806-16 When you pulled the trigger you intended to kill Mr Elderts correct? I intended to stop the threat. Deedy says a seemingly drunk and agressive Kollin Elderts came at him first. Toxicology reports showed alcohol, marijuana and cocaine in Elderts' system. But prosecutors argue Deedy was intoxicated too. Hitting several bars -- Deedy admitting he had about four beers. Deputy prosecutor Janice Futa pressed him hard on the policies for an agent carrying a gun. 92057 No. No you cannot drink and carry. 91847 They're speaking about being on duty. You can't apply some activities to on duty and others not. How much he might have had to drink was raised repeatedly. Futa questioning why the agent refused a blood alcohol test. And why told medical staff he had not been drinking. TAPE 2 111224-45 When she was asking the questions about my medical history, I was feeling the effects of the traumatic incident. I'd just fought for my life, and I believe I'd just killed a man, and I'd just been put under arrest for murder. Deedy says after the shooting he asked REPEATEDLY for a representative but didn't get one -- saying he DID NOT think he was drunk -- and WOULD have taken the blood alcohol test if a representative was there. He also says he INITIALLY refused to give other statements about what happened -- because his agency told him NOT TO. So... both sides have rested their case. We expect to hear closing arguments sometime next week. Then it's up to the jury to decide what happens next. Back to you.