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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2001

Trial set for 2 in attack on gay camp

LIHU'E, Hawai'i — Trial has been set for Sept. 12 for two Kaua'i men accused of attacking a group of campers because they were gay.

Orion Macomber, 19, and Eamonn Carolan, 18, pleaded not guilty to charges including first-

degree attempted murder at their arraignment yesterday in Kaua'i Circuit Court.

They are accused of going on a rampage at Polihale State Park on the island's west side, setting a tent on fire with campers inside and trying to run down several men with their car.

No one was seriously injured in the May 26 incident.

Carolan's mother, Nancy, has said the pair is innocent of the charges.

The two are being held on $250,000 bail.

First-degree attempted murder carries a mandatory life sentence without parole.