Probation request denied in SD surfer death case |

Probation request denied in SD surfer death case

The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO – One of the men convicted in the 2007 beating death of a pro surfer in La Jolla has been denied an early end to his probation.

Superior Court Judge John Einhorn said Friday it was too soon to grant Henri “Hank” Hendricks’ request to end his probation so he could finish school in another state.

The judge said he would eventually consider changing Hendricks’ probation status so he would not have to be supervised by the Probation Department.

The 24-year-old Hendricks pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact, a felony, in the death of Emery Kauanui (KOW’-ah-noo-ee). In September 2008 he was sentenced to 90 days in county jail and three years probation

Three other men were convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune