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Judge Dismisses Case Against Man Who Threatened Maui Mayor

 
Judge Dismisses Case Against Man Who Threatened Maui Mayor
Posted Thursday, January 16th 2014 @ 1pm

A Maui judge has dismissed a case against a man accused of threatening to kill Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa. Judge Rhonda Loo dismissed the charge yesterday but is allowing prosecutors to pursue it again. And, the Maui News reports that prosecutors are expected to refile the terroristic threatening charge against Austin Gerard Jr.  Gerard was indicted in 2012 after a woman reported seeing him carrying a knife near the county building.  She told police Gerard told her he was going to "murder the mayor."  He went to Arakawa's office, but left when his secretary said the mayor wasn't in yet. Deputy Public Defender William McGrath wanted the case dismissed because a trial hadn't started within six months of the indictment.

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