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Teddy Munet found not guilty for murder chargesUPDATED 9:34 PM HST Aug 21, 2014Video Transcript
Tropical Storm Iselle. Switching gears now... He's accused of murdering a man from point blank range... But the person thought to have been behind the trigger was just found NOT Guilty. Two years ago -- Billy Fallau was found dead near Kapa'a Quarry Road in Kailua. Teddy Munet went to trial for it -- but STILL no ones in prison for it. KITV4's Brenton Awa is standing by with the details. Brenton. Paula -- Teddy Munet was found NOT GUILTY of second degree murder... And that decision came at a surprise to the state prosecutor. 16-19 32-35 NATSOUND - 2114 - 2119 "I PRESENT YOU NOT GUILTY IN COUNT ONE OF MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, NOT GUILTY IN COUNT THREE..." Teddy Munet stood almost expressionless while hearing his fate ... But there's no doubt.. freedom for the man accused of murdering Billy Fallau could come a lot sooner. 2904 - HARADA "TODAY IS A GREAT DAY FOR TEDDY MUNET AND AN EVEN BETTER DAY FOR OUR SYSTEM." Munet WAS however found guilty of a much lesser charge relating to him carrying an unregistered firearm. The prosecution was surprised it didn't get more. 2425 - VEARY - P "OUR OFFICE FEELS LIKE WE HAD THE RIGHT CHARGE AND WE HAD THE SUPPORTING EVIDENCE TO GET A CONVICTION." The prosecutions star witness was Kaipo Octubre... Who said he was with both Munet and Fallau at the Kawainui State Park in Kailua on the day of the shooting. Octubre claimed to see Munet pull out a gun and shoot Fallau in the back of the neck on that day two-years-ago. But Munet's attorneys say they proved that Octubre's testimony wasn't credible. 2704 - 2702 - HARADA "SO WHAT I THINK MADE THE DIFFERENCE IN THIS CASE WAS THAT THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE AT THE SCENE, PHOTOGRAPH S, PHOTOGRAPH S OF THE AUTOPSY AND THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS TESTIMONY PROVED THAT KAIPO TUBERE'S VERSION WAS NOT TRUE FROM THE BEGINING." Prosecutors tell us Fallau's family members were devastated following the decision. 2505 - VEARY - P "THEY'VE WAITED A LONG TIME FOR CLOSURE IN THIS CASE AND HAVE BEEN KEEPING UP DURING THE WEEK LONG DELIBERATION." ...and are now wondering if not Teddy Munet -- then who killed Billy Fallau. 2804 - 2819 - HARADA "BILLY FALLAU BESIDES THE FATAL GUNSHOT WOUND HAD TWO OR MORE BLOWS ON THE TOP OF HIS FOREHEAD CONSISTENT WITH BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA THAT COULD'VE BEEN INFLICTED BY ONE OR MORE PUNCHES, IMPACTS FROM BEER BOTTLES OR EVEN BASEBALL BATS." Teddy Munet is already serving time in prison after escaping from guards last year while heading into court... That led to an 11-hour long manhunt. However -- those actions were NOT a part of this trial. Sentencing on the firearms charge that Munet was convicted of is set for November 12th.