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Posted on: Monday, January 15, 2001

Co-workers quiet on busy day at mall

Slain man held victim at gunpoint

By Walter Wright
Advertiser Staff Writer

Mary Luecke, a manager, came out of a back room into the bright LensCrafters showroom where shooting victim Cherry Ann Cachola Domingo worked at Ala Moana Center.

"I’m sorry, we can’t say anything," Luecke said. But the darkness around her eyes and her quiet tone spoke volumes about the loss and shock Luecke and her co-workers were feeling less than 24 hours after Domingo was killed by her lover in a nearby parking lot.

It was business as usual for most customers and clerks at the center yesterday. Shoppers streamed into the new Liberty House clearance shop oblivious to the bullet hole in one of the plate glass windows covered with a piece of poster board.

In a compact parking stall near where police say the young mother was murdered by Michell Udani, there were seven yellow circles chalked onto the concrete by police, and signs that bloody pavement had been scrubbed.

Isaac Peer, 21, of McCully, a pastry chef at the California Pizza Kitchen, said, "I saw the ambulances, they sent two ambulances," but didn’t hear the shots because the music from the Mai Tai bar was way too loud.

Were workers upset? "Not as much as when a guy was horsing around and fell over a railing and died," Peer said.

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