• Trial begins for inauguration day shooting on UW campus

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    The trial for a couple accused of provoking a fight and shooting a protester on the University of Washington campus started Wednesday in King County Superior Court.

    Controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulos spoke on inauguration night at an event hosted by the UW College Republicans. There was a violent clash with protesters in UW’s Red Square.

    KIRO 7 reporter Gary Horcher was there when the shooting happened on Jan. 20, 2017. On Wednesday he was covering the trial of the couple accused of provoking a fight and shooting the protester. Marc and Elizabeth Hokoana are the defendants. 

    Shortly after 10 a.m. there was a delay in the trial. A juror became physically ill while watching video of the protest. 

    Marc Hokoana quoted by prosecutors on social media as saying: “If the snowflakes get out of hand, I’m going to wade through their ranks and start cracking skulls.”

    See Gary’s previous coverage of the case – including his coverage from the night it happened in 2017 – below.

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