On February 11th, 2019 Andrew Judge approached a 58-year-old man at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki where Judge asked the man for a cigarette and then asking him if he wanted to die before attacking. Judge has been found guilty of second-degree assault and received five years in prison, along with having to pay almost $16,000 in restitution for medical bills and lost wages. He was discharged in 2015 and has since had trouble transitioning back to civilian life. In court, Judge claims he “made a mistake” and was “struggling emotionally,” as well as not being in a good place in his life, but had recently begun to volunteer at a soup kitchen.
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