HONOLULU HAWAII–On Wednesday, a 38-year-old man was given a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release for the fatal road rage incident that occurred in 2021. The victim was a teenager. Eddieson Reyes was found guilty of multiple crimes, including second-degree murder, in May after a judge ruled that he was responsible for the deadly shooting of Triston Billimon, who was 19 years old and was involved in a road rage incident.
According to the prosecution, Reyes fatally shot Billimon after forcing Billimon’s vehicle to stop close to the Likelike off-ramp of the H-1 Freeway. This is what the prosecution believes happened. Reyes was found guilty of multiple charges, including murder in the second degree, offences using firearms, and threatening to use violence. A conviction for murder in the second degree typically results in a sentence of life in prison with the chance of release. However, due to Reyes’s status as a repeat offender, the prosecutor’s office requested that the judge sentence him to a life sentence in prison without the chance of parole.
Reyes was out on parole at the time of the gunshot that resulted in the victim’s death. He had been convicted of assault and reckless endangerment in a case involving a handgun in the past.
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Honolulu police arrests have been made in two separate hit-and-run collisions involving a car and a moped on the island of Oahu. Paul Inman, 45, was detained by police on Thursday in connection with a collision that took place on Monday at the junction of Kapiolani Boulevard and Pumehana Street. According to police, Inman fled the scene after colliding with a moped while operating a Ford pickup truck. Following the collision, the moped’s 19-year-old driver and her 19-year-old female passenger were taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to the authorities.
Inman was released while an investigation was ongoing. Makahiapo Burgess, 42, was detained by police on Thursday as well following a collision in Moiliili. According to police, a truck struck a scooter that had just ridden into South King Street from a driveway at 7:40 p.m. The 56-year-old scooter driver was severely injured in the collision and was tossed onto the pavement. Burgess allegedly fled the scene but was eventually found, according to the authorities. As accusations are pending, he is still in custody.
The driver of the hit-and-run collision that left a 14-year-old kid hospitalized close to Hawaii Baptist Academy on Wednesday is still being sought. The HBA student was struck while walking to school in Nuuanu. A red Nissan Versa, which should have sustained considerable front-end damage, is being sought by police. The victim’s head, body, and arms all sustained severe wounds. Anyone with additional knowledge is urged to dial 911.
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