Kaohimaunu found not guilty of murder

  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Kalani Kaohimaunu, center, enters Hilo Circuit Court Thursday as his attorney, Aaron Wills, left, stands by. A jury on Friday acquitted Kaohimaunu of charges of second-degree murder and carrying a firearm in the commission of a separate felony for the Thanksgiving 2015 shotgun slaying of Keola Penovaroff.

  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Keoni Kaohimaunu, left, and Kathie Kaohimaunu, right, listen Friday as not guilty verdicts were read in the murder trial of Kalani Kaohimaunu, their brother and son, respectively, in Hilo Circuit Court.

After a three-week trial, a jury of seven women and five men on Friday found 40-year-old Kalani Lono Kaohimaunu not guilty of second-degree murder for the Thanksgiving 2015 shotgun slaying of 39-year-old Keola Penovaroff in Hilo.