Mental exam ordered in Kamehameha statue vandalism

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A 31-year-old homeless man accused of vandalizing the Kamehameha statue on the Hilo Bayfront will undergo an examination to determine his fitness for trial.

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A 31-year-old homeless man accused of vandalizing the Kamehameha statue on the Hilo Bayfront will undergo an examination to determine his fitness for trial.

Hilo Circuit Judge Glenn Hara on Wednesday ordered the examination of William Roy Carroll III by a panel of three mental health professionals.

A hearing has been set at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3 to consider the examiners’ reports.

Carroll has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal property damage and second- and third-degree theft for the Labor Day weekend vandalism of the statue, which resulted in a six-foot section of the spear held by the warrior king being severed from the statue and, for a short time, going missing.

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Trial is set for Jan. 25 but court proceedings are suspended until the matter of Carroll’s fitness is resolved.

Carroll remains in custody at Hawaii Community Correctional Center in lieu of $11,000 bail.

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