HONOLULU – The parents of a man shot and killed by a federal agent in a Hawaii McDonald's restaurant want a new prosecutor to handle the upcoming retrial.
Kollin Elderts' parents on Friday blasted Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Janice Futa, who tried the case against State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy.
Parents Jennell and Kendall Elderts say they were "abandoned" and lied to by prosecutors who didn't ask the judge to allow the jury to consider a lesser manslaughter charge.
A jury in August was unable to reach a verdict against Deedy, charged with murder in the 2011 Waikiki shooting. A retrial is scheduled for June.
Elderts' parents say there needs to be a new, more aggressive prosecutor.
Prosecuting attorney spokesman Dave Koga declined to comment.