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Former Del. Death Row Inmate Defends Man Charged in Hawaii Shooting

Posted: 09/21/2017 10:15:00 -04:00 Updated:
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HONOLULU (AP)- A former Delaware death-row inmate says an 18-year-old Delaware man he brought to Hawaii to get a fresh start has been falsely accused of a deadly shooting because he's black.

Isaiah McCoy tells Hawaii News Now in a story Tuesday that 18-year-old Jordan Smith is not the triggerman police say fired about 10 rounds from an assault rifle at a group of people standing outside a Waikiki club on Saturday.

The shooting killed one man and injured two others. Smith is charged with second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

McCoy was convicted in Delaware of a drug-related killing and sentenced to death in 2012. A judge in January cited errors in the trial and declared McCoy not guilty.

McCoy moved to Hawaii after his release.

Isaiah McCoy (file photo)
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