Couple Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting During UW Protest
SEATTLE (AP) — A couple charged in connection with a shooting during a protest of the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington has pleaded not guilty.
King-TV reports that Elizabeth and Marc Hokoana entered their pleas on Wednesday.
Elizabeth Hokoana was charged with first-degree assault for shooting a 34-year-old protester in the abdomen. Her husband, Marc Hokoana, was charged with third-degree assault.
The shooting occurred during a January 20 protest over the appearance of right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos.
Joshua Dukes was critically injured and had several surgeries before he was released from a hospital.
The judge set bail at $10,000.
In charging papers, King County prosecutors say "this shooting was not an impulsive act done in a moment of fear."