Judge dismisses domestic abuse charge


I’d be interested to hear people’s thoughts on this: Judge dismisses domestic abuse charge against former deputy… – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home. Exceprts:

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – An Oahu judge on Monday threw out a domestic abuse charge against a former state deputy sheriff after prosecutors said that they weren’t ready to proceed to trial as scheduled.

James Kimura, 44, was accused of choking his wife last April. Police arrested him at his Kalama Valley home.

Circuit Judge Jeannette Castagnetti dismissed the misdemeanor count of abuse of a household member with prejudice, meaning prosecutors cannot re-file the charge.

Deputy public defender Lee Hayakawa says his client was already terminated from the Sheriff’s Division because of another matter. He declined to elaborate.

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