Trial delayed again

  • Courtesy Kauai Police Department

    Cody Safadago

  • Bethany Freudenthal / The Garden Island

    Cody Safadago greets his attorney Emmanuel Guerrero Monday in Chief Judge Randall Valenciano’s courtroom, where a motion requested by the defense for approval of litigation expenses for an accident reconstruction expert was granted.

LIHUE — The trial for a man charged in the hit-and-run death of a 19-year-old Kapaa woman has been continued for the fourth time.

The trial for Cody Safadago, 47, formerly of Washington State, was scheduled to start on Monday, but was continued to mid-February.

Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar said the decision to continue the trial is because they have not yet received reports from an expert hired by the defense, but those reports should be in shortly.

Safadago maintains he wasn’t the driver of the vehicle that killed Kayla-Huddy Lemn on Kuhio Highway as she drove home from work on the evening of April 27, 2017.

According to police reports, Safadago was driving a stolen pickup truck when it crossed the center line in front of the Courtyards at Waipouli apartment complex, striking the sedan head-on driven by Huddy-Lemn.

Safadago’s new trial date is Feb. 19.

  1. Niels Nelson November 16, 2018 9:24 am Reply

    Not that it makes anything easier for me if Cody is found guilty . I am his cousin and he stole my ID 20 years ago. The problem sure that he did what he did to me and far worse his other crimes, but even with life in prison the related ID from his using my ssn, driivers license name etc stays in the many of the systems for the FBI (which feed bi-direction data to/from every State, other countries, and other services like fly lists etc. If you would to know more here is my case presented to the FTC last November on the ID Theft Conf . The laws must change back to to store this data, not to share this type of data.

    THE LAWS MUST CHANGE – but he has hurt/killed/destroyed far too many to be the public any longer – Reap up on my case below and you will see what I have dealt with and will continue to deal with because of Cody’s actions and our lawmakers incompetetance.

    Cody Safadago – ID Theft of Niels Nelson (Leif in resented case)


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