Murder suspect linked to robbery
On the day police arrested him in the execution-style murder of a man whose body was found near Yokohama Bay, Patrick Deguair Jr. and two other men robbed Aiea Cue, according to an Oahu grand jury indictment yesterday.
The indictment charges Deguair, Ju Young Woo and David Teo with first-degree robbery and four counts each of kidnapping.
The trio entered the business in the early morning hours of April 3, after it had closed, forced the employees to the floor and took property without permission, said Deputy Prosecutor Vickie Kapp.
"Suspect Deguair carried a crowbar during the incident. Co-defendant Woo used a torch to open an ATM (automated teller machine)," she said.
Kapp also told Circuit Judge Derrick Chan an eyewitness has been threatened.
Chan ordered $2 million bail for each defendant. All three are already in custody.
Police arrested Deguair later in the day at Pagoda Hotel & Terrace. He is awaiting trial for second-degree murder, kidnapping and firearm violations in connection with the death of Jermaine Duckworth. Tourists found Duckworth's body with a gunshot wound to the back of the head on rocks below a cliff near Yokohama Bay beach.
Police arrested Woo, 33, April 7 in Mililani and charged him with first-degree robbery in connection with the Aiea Cue case. They arrested Teo, 45, the following day, also in Mililani, for a probation violation.