November 10, 2014
STATE OF HAWAI'I, Respondent,
PUNOHU NALIMU KEKAUALUA III, Petitioner.
Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson, JJ.
ORIGINAL PROCEEDING CASE NO. 5DCC-14-0000081 ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS
Upon consideration of the October 3, 2014 letter from Punohu Nalimu Kekaualua III, received by this court on October 17, 2014,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED the letter is deemed a petition for a writ of mandamus regarding Kekaualua's pending criminal trial in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the clerk of the appellate court shall enter the letter as such a petition, and shall waive any filing fee.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED the petition is denied without prejudice to Mr. Kekaualua seeking appropriate relief, if necessary, by timely filing an appeal to the Intermediate Court of Appeals upon entry of judgment in the District Court.