Judge rejects charges for Oahu officers in teen’s killing

  • Judge William Domingo, right, speaks to defense attorneys, from left, Crystal Glendon, Richard Sing, Thomas Otake and prosecuting attorney Christopher Van Marter in district court during a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, in Honolulu, on whether three Honolulu police officers should be tried on murder and attempted murder charges for a shooting that killed teenager Iremamber Sykap and injured his brother. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP, Pool)

  • Honolulu police officers Geoffrey Thom, left, Christopher Fredaluces, and Zackary Ah Nee sit in the district courtroom of Judge William Domingo during a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, in Honolulu, to decide whether the officers should be tried on murder and attempted murder charges for a shooting that killed teenager Iremamber Sykap and injured his brother. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP, Pool)

HONOLULU — An Oahu judge on Tuesday rejected murder and attempted murder charges against three Honolulu police officers in the fatal shooting of a teenager, preventing the case from going to trial.