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Articles by Kevin Dayton

Beating Death in Oahu Jail Ends With Acquittal of Mentally Ill Killer

by Kevin Dayton, Honolulu Civil Beat

A jail prisoner who admitted to the fatal beating of another prisoner in 2019 has been acquitted of murder, concluding a case that triggered scrutiny of the state’s practice of withholding information when prisoners die in custody.

Judge Rowena Somerville on Wednesday cited mental ...