Hilo murder case heads to jury


Michael O’Shaughnessy testifies Wednesday in the murder trial of his nephew, Kalani Kaohimaunu, in Hilo Circuit Court. (JOHN BURNETT/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

The maternal uncle of a man accused of a fatal shooting on Nov. 26, 2015, said Wednesday his nephew was at a Thanksgiving party the uncle hosted at his Kalapana home and couldn’t have been in Hilo when the shooting took place.