Kahanaoi indicted in murder of Kailua lawyer Kimsel
Daniel Kahanaoi has been indicted by the Oahu grand jury on six criminal charges related to the April 28 murder of local attorney Craig Kimsel.
Kahanaoi, 45, "cold-bloodedly shot the victim in his home," Deputy Prosecutor Lynn Park told Circuit Judge Derrick Chan when the indictment was returned this morning.
Chan continued Kahanaoi's bail at $1 million, set after he was arrested by Honolulu police shortly after the death of Kimsel, 47.
Park told Chan that Kahanaoi has a record of 17 previous arrests, with convictions for seven misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors.
He was indicted on charges of second-degree murder, burglary, three firearms crimes and violation of a temporary restraining order.
That TRO was obtained against Kahanaoi in March by his former girlfriend, Rusty Anoba, who was in Kimsel's house the night that Kahanaoi allegedly shot him in the head.
Anoba said in her TRO application that Kahanaoi physically attacked her twice after she told him she wanted to end their relationship. And she said that she had seen a gun in Kahanaoi's car.
Kimsel had also applied to the court for a TRO against Kahanaoi, alleging that Kahanaoi had struck him in the face and left him threatening phone messages.
That restraining order was never served on Kahanaoi by police, who said they could not locate him to deliver the documents.