UPDATE 9/6 10 A.M.

Nicholas Torres is sentenced on Friday to 20 years in prison for the Waikiki mob stabbing of Marine Sergeant William Brown in 2017.

This story will be updated as more details become available.


A teenager accused of stabbing and killing a marine sergeant made his first court appearance Friday morning.

Court documents say Nicholas Torres is accused of killing Marine Sergeant William Brown last year on Kalakaua Avenue near Royal Hawaiian Avenue.

KITV4 was the only news crew with cameras rolling during his arraignment and plea this morning. Honolulu police say Torres was 16 at the time when he allegedly stabbed and killed Brown. 

The judge plans to charge Torres as an adult. 

Torres' attorney, Michael Green, got heated in the courtroom. 

"Your honor. No wrong jurisdiction of my client, it's public. I'm not talking about family court," Green said. 

Torres is being held on $500,000 bail.

Torres pleaded not guilty in court in murdering Brown. He will be back in court next Tuesday.