The following essential matters are from the record and the submissions of the parties.
On the night of June 7, 2008, Petitioner, Petitioner’s wife, Kauilani Keohokapu (Kauilani), and Petitioner’s brother went to club “Komo Mai.” Decedent Steven Wilcox and his friend Robin Gregory also were at the club. At some point, Petitioner became upset because Gregory was allegedly staring at Kauilani. Petitioner left the club and went outside to his car. Kauilani followed Petitioner, and the two allegedly began to argue. Later, Petitioner’s brother came out of the club to the car, and it appears that the three argued.
During the argument, Petitioner’s brother grabbed Kauilani’s arm and pushed her away from the car. At that moment, Wilcox came out of the club, approached the car, and said something to the effect of, “That’s one female.” Petitioner, who was sitting in the car, got out and said, “[T]hat’s my wife.” Petitioner and Wilcox then began to fight. At one point, witnesses stated that they saw Petitioner with a metal object or a knife in his hand. Sometime during the fight, Petitioner and Wilcox collided, and Petitioner stabbed Wilcox in the chest. Petitioner then went back to his car and drove away. On June 8, 2008, Wilcox died as a result of the stab wound.
Judge(s): Simeon R. Acoba, Jr.
Jurisdiction: Hawaii Supreme Court
Related Categories: Constitutional Law
|Supreme Court Judge(s)|
|Simeon Acoba, Jr.|
|James Duffy, Jr.|
|Appellant Lawyer(s)||Appellant Law Firm(s)|
|James Anderson||Office of the City and County of Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney|
|Appellee Lawyer(s)||Appellee Law Firm(s)|