Any updates on the following
1) The guy in Mililani who shot someone who was hopping the fence in his back yard. Last I heard no charges were filed against the homeowner.
2) Guy who shot at the Navy sailor who was trying to open his door and shot thru his door is not being charged yet. No charges on having an unregistered handgun either. Pending. Shooter is claiming self defense and had a cast on his foot.
Any other situations pending?
I've noticed a similar pattern over the years. Hawaii prosecutor office does not want to acknowledge or encourage citizens to use lethal means to protect themselves. So instead of bringing these cases to court, they'll quietly drop the case. For both #1 and #2, that's exactly what they did, and there was some sort of statute of limitation that ran out. My belief is the State does not want to deal with the backlash against prosecuting claimed self defense cases, as it may lead to more favorable gun laws in hawaii. They'd rather just maintain the status quo on self defense laws, while continuing to make more restrictive overall gun laws.
Somewhat similar case, note this wasnt' even inside a home or indoors. Merely on the property, and the thief was shot in the back.
Question: Whatever happened to the case against a Kahuku farmer who was charged with murder after fatally shooting a man who allegedly threatened him while trying to steal his crops in 2004?
Answer: The Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office said it has closed the case against farmer Khamxath Baccam and will not refile criminal charges after a judge dismissed a second-degree murder charge in 2006.
Baccam was accused of fatally shooting Marcelino Pacheco, 38, who was found dead on Malaekahana Road on Sept. 7, 2004, after Baccam walked into the Wahiawa District Police Station to report the incident.
Baccam fired a shotgun in self-defense because he “faced a terrifying encounter and felt the need to protect himself,” his attorney, Todd Eddins, said at a Sept. 14, 2004, court hearing.
Pacheco bled to death from shotgun-pellet wounds in the legs and thigh. City Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. William Goodhue testified at a hearing in 2004 that Pacheco had crystal methamphetamine in his system, which contributed to the bleeding.https://www.staradvertiser.com/2011/07/14/hawaii-news/whatever-happened-to/charges-not-refiled-against-farmer-who-shot-thief-dead/