HONOLULU (AP) - Jury selection is underway for the murder trial of a State Department special agent charged in the shooting death of a man inside a Waikiki McDonald's restaurant.
What's expected to be a lengthy jury selection process began Monday. A spokesman for the Honolulu prosecutor's office says questionnaires were mailed to 750 prospective jurors and lawyers will question them individually.
Christopher Deedy is charged with second-degree murder in the November 2011 death of Kollin Elderts, of Kailua. Deedy, of Arlington, Va., was in Honolulu for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit at the time of the shooting.
Jury selection will end when lawyers for both sides agree on a panel and alternates.
The trial is scheduled to begin July 1.
Thousands gathered at the memorial to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and to those who survived.
You may remember the story we did earlier this week about the Pearl Harbor survivor who was headed here from the mainland for the ceremony, he was bumped from the flight and didn't know if he would get here in time.
It may take drivers a little longer to get around this weekend. On Sunday, there will be lane and road closures for the Honolulu Marathon.