Judge increases bail on man erroneously released from HCCC

  • Brian Lee Smith appeared before 3rd Circuit Court Judge Melvin Fujino with counsel Jason Kwiat on a matter of a returned bench warrant after he was erroneously released from HCCC on Tuesday. (Tiffany DeMasters/West Hawaii Today)
  • Brian Lee Smith appeared before 3rd Circuit Court Judge Melvin Fujino with counsel Jason Kwiat on a matter of a returned bench warrant after he was erroneously released from HCCC on Tuesday. (Tiffany DeMasters/West Hawaii Today)

KEALAKEKUA — Bail for murder suspect Brian Lee Smith was increased from $1.15 million to $2 million after he had been erroneously released from Hawaii Community Correctional Center.