LIHU’E — An O’ahu woman was escorted out of the courtroom by police during the recess period of her sentencing Wednesday morning in Fifth Circuit Court.
Andrea C. Edouard, 35, was escorted out by the Kaua‘i Police Department because some of the paperwork she needed did not meet the specifications to be in the courtroom.
Her public defender, Mark Zenger, stated on the court record he was informed by Deputy Chief Court Administrator Alton Amimoto that she met the requirements to travel to Kaua’i, but did not meet the requirements to be in the courthouse.
Additional information on Fifth Circuit Court specifications related to travel was not available as of press time.
Edouard was not allowed to re-enter the courthouse, so Zenger requested a 60-day continuance on her court case.
Originally from Kapa’a, Edouard, who traveled from O‘ahu to Kaua‘i, faces two separate charges including assault in the third degree and abuse of a household member of a minor under the age of 14.
The court will continue the hearing to Jan 20, 2021, at 9 a.m. Zenger was instructed to inform Edouard of her new date.
Deputy Chief Court Administrator Alton Amimoto could not be reached for comment as of press time.