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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 4, 2002

Man convicted in guard's death

By David Waite
Advertiser Courts Writer

A 19-year-old Mililani man has been convicted of manslaughter in the August 2000 death of a security guard who was hit by a car trying to leave the scene of a robbery.

Circuit Judge Wilfred Watanabe on Thursday found Travis Limoz guilty of manslaughter at the conclusion of a non-jury trial that began last fall. Limoz was originally charged with murder in the death of Cecil Mosley, 23, a former 'Aiea High School football standout.

According to police reports, Mosley attempted to stop Limoz's car about 4 a.m. on Aug. 13, 2000, near the intersection of Kalauokalani Way and Kapi'olani Boulevard. Mosley believed that another man who had just robbed his friends had gotten into Limoz's car and that Limoz and the suspect were trying to flee the area.

Limoz kept driving after the impact and sent the 6-foot-7, 400-pound Mosley sprawling across the car's hood. Limoz continued for about 500 feet before jamming on the brakes. Mosley suffered severe head injuries when he was thrown from the vehicle, and died several days later at The Queen's Medical Center.

Limoz faces a maximum term of 20 years when he is sentenced.