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Oral Arguments before the Supreme Court

No. SCAP-30420, Thursday, December 15, 2011, 9 am

STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. PULUMATA`ALA ELI, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

(Attempted Manslaughter)

Attorney for Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant: David Glenn Bettencourt

Attorney(s) for Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee: Keith M. Kaneshiro, Prosecuting Attorney, and Donn Fudo, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Attorney(s) for Amicus Curiae of Attorney General of the State of Hawaii:

David M. Louie, Attorney General; Kimberly Tsumoto Guidry, First Deputy Solicitor General; and Girard D. Lau, Solicitor General

NOTE: Order accepting Application for Transfer, filed 04/15/11.


The above oral argument is set in:

Supreme Court courtroom
Ali`iolani Hale
417 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

[ Listen to the entire audio recording in mp3 format ]

Brief Description:

Petitioner/Defendant Pulumata`a Eli applied for mandatory and discretionary transfer of his appeal from the Intermediate Court of Appeals on March 14, 2011, and transfer was accepted on April 15, 2011. Petitioner seeks review of the March 4, 2010 judgment of conviction and sentence filed by the circuit court of the first circuit adjudging Petitioner guilty of attempted manslaughter. Petitioner argues inter alia that the circuit court erred in failing to suppress his statements to the police under Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), and thus in rejecting his motion for a mistrial.