Fate of alleged killer now in the hands of jurors

  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Defense attorney Aaron Wills addresses the jury Thursday during closing arguments in the murder trial of Kalani Kaohimaunu.

  • Kalani Kaohimaunu, center, enters Hilo District Court Thursday during closing arguments in his murder trial. (JOHN BURNETT/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Deputy Prosecutor Joseph Lee gestures to emphasize a point during closing arguments Friday in the murder trial of Kalani Kaohimaunu.

The prosecution’s closing arguments in the murder trial of Kalani Kaohimaunu went as expected — with Deputy Prosecutor Joseph Lee saying Venus Mitchell recognized Kaohimaunu as the man who fatally shot her boyfriend, Keola Penovaroff, on Thanksgiving Day 2015.