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Osana Futi Killing Suspect Pleads Innocent

The Newark Memorial High School senior died in late April after succumbing to injuries he sustained in a stabbing.

An 18-year-old Fremont man pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in connection with the gang-related of Newark student Osana Futi.

Abraham Ibrahim Hade appeared before Superior Court Judge Dennis J. McLaughlin Wednesday morning with his attorney, Thomas Knutsen, who entered the plea on his behalf.

Hade faces one count of .

The plea was entered in a Fremont courtroom where nine of Futi’s family friends were present in support of the slain Newark Memorial High School senior’s surrogate family who is currently in American Samoa where the 18-year-old’s body was transported for burial in his homeland.

In court, Knutsen made a request to schedule a hearing so the court can decide whether subpoenaed documents sent to him from the can be disclosed to him.

The defendant’s lawyer noted the documents are related to Futi and that before the documents are disclosed to him, the law requires he demonstrate probable cause for him to uncover them. The attorney has the documents but has not opened them.

That on-camera hearing will be held in private corridors with the judge tomorrow afternoon.

McLaughlin’s decision about whether those documents can be disclosed to Knutsen will be announced at Hade’s next court hearing at 9 a.m. on May 31 in Dept. 605 of the Fremont Hall of Justice.

A two-day preliminary hearing was also scheduled for July 5 and July 6. Both days of the hearing will be held at 2 p.m. in Dept. 605 of the Fremont Hall of Justice.

Hade was and booked into Santa Rita Jail on April 29 – several hours after Futi was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Futi was found around 11:20 p.m. April 28 during a house party near a Fremont home by Hyde Park and Yellow Stone Park drives, close to Auto Mall Parkway. He died two hours later.

A for Futi is scheduled for June.

Donnie Brasco May 24, 2012 at 05:03 AM
Newark Unified School District documents on Osana Futi? I wonder if the defendant's lawyer will attempt to profile Osana on disciplinary actions throughout his schooling? Which is irrelevant, because Osana is the victim here!
J. Conseco May 24, 2012 at 10:03 AM
Your opinion is irrelevant in the coart of law as far as this case is concerned.
james johnson May 24, 2012 at 06:59 PM
im not being disrespectful but he looked like a gang member to me because i see alot of islanders wearing colors or walking in groups id see why one would think of them as a islander gang as we know newark has its share of gang violence so it is best if anyone avoids wearing any gang related colors. i seen a few pics where osana is using hand sighns id see why people would think he is gang related
USO 415 May 25, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I agree that islanders do look intimidating,but this was a good kid.Ive seen islanders that are and were involved in gang activity.I seen Osana around alot,and he was not a GANGSTER.Justice for Osana,his FAMILY AND THE COMMUNITY OF NEWARK.
Teine22 May 25, 2012 at 07:10 PM
"Never judge a book by its cover"...no disrespect...but Osana was an athlete, a human who was loved, filled with joy, laughter, nd had a future planned ahead of him....obviously his soul has touched a lot of lives that share his memorial services in his remembrance. Do you really think a "gangster" will have these in their favorites?!?! We all can’t help that the retail companies nd fashion makes our clothing into gang related colors, don't we all wish our favorite T-shirt wasn’t the same color that represents "Bloods" or "Crips?!" Yes, you're right...we walk & hang-out in groups, but that doesn’t make us "GANGSTERS"....that is called "AIGA" means family in english buddy!!! Let's not get this twisted...we don’t run the streets or anyone...we run our pride within bloods from the roots of our ancestors to our homes, to be respectful, love, and care for another! Gang signs...well if the two fingers is what you're talking about...that has alot of meanings...."Peace"..."Deuces"..."Sup"...choose your pick...sign language or verbish when posing for the camera?!?! Leave the judgment in God's hands!!! Just Sayn!!!
SolDeDios May 27, 2012 at 07:03 AM
Teine22 couldn't of said it better...Osana was a loving and God fearing young man. Please don't try to make him into something he wasn't. He was a solid family oriented kid. I miss him daily. No1 but the good Lord is anyone's maker or taker....his life ended abruptly because someone was selfish, ignorant and filled with evil. Vengeance is mine says the Lord.
DeAnna_archived July 07, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Acredito que nenhuma pessoa, deve ser Deus. . . Eu acredito que não está em nossas mãos. . . Nunca odiei tanto alguém. . . Eu nunca faria algo assim. . . Eu acho que eu cresci em uma época diferente. . . Acho que algumas pessoas, nunca recebi uma surra. . . Já vi argumentos. . . Eu tenho visto pessoas, executar suas bocas. . . Eu vi um monte de besteiras. . . Mas, no final do dia. . . Outra família perdeu seu filho. . .
DeAnna_archived July 07, 2012 at 12:22 PM
私は一人を信じない、神でなければなりません。。。 私はそれが我々の手ではないと信じています。 。 。 私はそんなに人を憎んだことはありません。 。 。 私はこのような何かをすることはない。 。 。 私はちょうど別の時間で育ったと思います。 。 。 私はいくつかの人々が、スパンキングをやったことがなかったと思います。 。 。 私は試合をたくさん見てきました。 。 。 私は人々を見てきました、彼らの口を実行します。 。 。 私はナンセンスの多くを見てきました。 。 。 しかし、一日の終わりに。 。 。 別の家族は息子を亡くした。 。 。
DeAnna_archived July 07, 2012 at 12:23 PM
I believe no one person, should be God. . . I believe it is not in our hands . . . I have never hated someone so much. . . I would never do something like this . . . I guess I just grew up in a different time . . . I think some people, never got a spanking . . . I have seen a lot of arguements . . . I have seen people, run their mouths . . . I have seen a lot of nonsense . . . But, at the end of the day. . . Another Family Lost Their Son . . .

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