Man who shot and killed neighbor with unregistered gun in Ewa Beach heads to court in August
An Ewa Beach man accused of shooting and killing his neighbor through the front door of his home will head to trial this August.
EWA BEACH, Hawaii - An Ewa Beach man accused of shooting and killing his neighbor through the front door of his home will head to trial this August.
Police say Gregory Allan Farr fatally shot 41-year-old John Hasselbrink back in April. Farr told police he believed Hasselbrink was trying to break into his home in the middle of the night.
Police say Hasselbrink, a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, actually lived in a home next door, but allegedly attempted to enter Farr's home instead. Video shows many of the homes look very similar.
Farr's attorney, Marcus L. Landsberg assured Island News that he did not intend to kill anyone.
"What we would like to make clear is we're very sad anyone got hurt in this situation. It was not Mr. Farr's goal at any time to hurt anybody. The important thing to remember is that he was asleep when he heard someone trying to break into his house. When he went to sleep that evening, he never had any desire, any idea to carry a gun, or to fire a gun, ever. That was not his goal," said attorney Marcus L. Landsberg.
Farr is charged with manslaughter and having unregistered firearms. A judge set his trial for the week of August 13th, but his attorney tells us he hopes they come to a resolution before that.