Home Page
KPUA Program Schedule
Election Coverage

Today's KPUA Program Schedule:
Click here for showtimes
& complete program lineup.


National News
World News
Sports
Business
Strange Reports
Entertainment
NCAA Tournament
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders
University of Hawaii
ESPN
KWXX
B-97
KPUA
1145 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
PH: 808 935-5461
FAX: 808 935-7761

Hilo, Hawaii News, Sports, & Information Saturday, August 23, 2014



Back to Hawaii News index




Posted: Friday, March 7th, 2014 12:34 PM HST

Federal death penalty trial set to open in Hawaii

By Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) A Honolulu courtroom is set to become the scene of a death penalty trial even though Hawaii abolished capital punishment in 1957.

Opening statements are scheduled for Tuesday in the trial of a former Hawaii-based Army soldier accused of beating his 5-year-old daughter to death in 2005. Because the crime allegedly took place on military property, Naeem Williams is being tried in federal court a system that does have the death penalty.

The Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C. says only seven of 59 inmates currently on federal death row are from states that didn't have the death penalty at the time the sentence was imposed.

Prosecutors say Talia Williams died after she was beaten for urinating on herself.



National News
World News

Sports
Business

Strange Reports
Entertainment