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Jury finds man guilty of shooting dead 18-year-old during botched robbery

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Circuit Court jury on Monday found a 22-year-old man guilty of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Haaheo Kolona at a scenic Tantalus overlook in 2022.

Nainoa Damon was also found guilty of theft, terroristic threats and firearms offences.

Tantalu’s murder suspect knew the victims he tried to rob

During the trial, prosecutors presented evidence showing that Damon shot Kolona when the victim tried to stop him from robbing a group of teenagers.

Damon will be sentenced on August 22.

He faces life behind bars with the possibility of parole.