NOT FOR PUBLICATION
IN THE INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. DEREK LUNA, Defendant-Appellant
FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND CIRCUIT
(CR. NO. 02-1-0620(1))
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER
(By: Watanabe, Acting C.J., Nakamura and Fujise, JJ.)
Upon careful review of the record and the arguments of the parties, this court resolves the issues raised by Luna as follows:
(1) There was substantial evidence supporting Luna's conviction as the government presented testimony establishing Luna as the individual conducting the drug and paraphernalia transactions in question. Luna's challenge to this evidence is essentially an attack upon the credibility of the witnesses, which is for the jury and not this court to decide. State v. Jenkins, 93 Hawai`i 87, 101, 997 P.2d 13, 27 (2000).
(2) The record does not support Luna's allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. The examples to which Luna points are illustrative of, if anything, non-responsive answers to unobjectionable questions posed by the prosecutor.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the circuit court's February 18, 2004 Judgment is affirmed.
DATED: Honolulu, Hawai`i, March 9, 2005.
Keith E. Tanaka,
On the briefs:
Peter A. Hanano,
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney,
County of Maui,
1. The Honorable Joel E.