HONOLULU (KHON2) — Eddieson Reyes was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Wednesday for what prosecutors said was a road rage incident turned deadly.

Officials said Reyes shot 19-year-old Triston Billimon after forcing him to stop near the Likelike offramp of the H-1 freeway in Kalihi.

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Reyes was on parole for a previous assault and reckless endangering case that also involved a firearm, at the time of the incident.

On May 12, 2022, the judge found Reyes guilty of the following crimes:

  • One count of Murder in the Second Degree
  • One count of Carrying or Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Separate Felony
  • One count of Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree
  • One count of Prohibited Ownership or Possession of a Firearm

According to the Honolulu Prosecuting Office, Murder in the Second Degree calls for life in prison with the possibility of parole but the Honolulu Prosecuting Office requested that the judge sentence Reyes to life in prison without the possibility of parole, because of his status as a persistent offender.

“Reyes is a danger to society and this enhanced sentence means that he will be kept
off Honolulu’s streets for good,” said Prosecuting Attorney, Steve Alm.

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I hope today’s sentencing brings some closure to Mr. Billimon’s family and I thank the Honolulu Police Department for its excellent work investigating this case.”

Prosecuting Attorney, Steve Alm