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Hawaii Crime

Police Uncover New Leads In Child's 17-Year-Old Murder Mystery

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.15.2014 | Crime

The 1997 disappearance of 6-year-old Peter "Peter Boy" Kema, Jr., is one of Hawaii's most notorious, unsolved crimes. Peter Boy disappeared on the Big...

Federal Agent Found Not Guilty In McDonald's Murder

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — A jury on Thursday acquitted a federal agent of murder in his second trial for the 2011 shooting death of a man at a Hawaii fast-foo...

Jury Considering Manslaughter Sentence For Federal Agent

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that jurors can consider convicting a federal agent of a lesser manslaughter charge in his retrial for a Hawaii...

Maui Grand Jury Indicts Pregnant Woman's Ex For Her Murder

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 09.13.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a Maui woman who was five months pregnant when she disappeared in February has been indicted on charges of killi...

Retrial Of Federal Agent Begins For Killing McDonald's Customer

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 09.09.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — The retrial of a federal agent charged with murder in Hawaii got underway Thursday with his new defense attorney telling jurors the ...

Man Who Threw Tourist From Hawaii Cliff Sentenced To Prison

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.26.2014 | Crime

A Hawaii man who critically injured a Japanese tourist by throwing her from a cliff was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison. After being on...

Federal Agent Gears Up For Retrial For Killing McDonald's Customer

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 07.28.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — The federal agent charged with murder in a 2011 shooting inside a Waikiki fast-food restaurant is gearing up for a retrial, nearly a...

Man Allegedly Steals Car With Two Children Inside

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.06.2014 | Crime

Honolulu police are searching for a man who reportedly stole a car that had two young children sitting inside. According to KHON, a mother left her...

Dad Gets Probation For Making His Kid Walk A Mile Home From School

AP | Posted 05.30.2014 | Crime

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A judge sentenced a Hawaii man to one year of probation and a $200 fine for making his son walk a mile home from school as a fo...

Wife Found Dead Days After Police Say Her Husband Died In Fiery Crash

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.29.2014 | Crime

UPDATE: The Honolulu medical examiner has identified the man who died in a fiery car crash on May 19 in Central Oahu. The man was Eric Filiaga, Sheryl...

Surfer Allegedly Runs Down Elderly Woman

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

UPDATE: An Oahu grand jury has indicted Jill Anjuli Hansen on a charge of second-degree attempted murder. As she left the courthouse Tuesday, Hansen s...

Hawaii Restaurateur Sentenced For Laundering $1.3 Million

AP | SAM EIFLING | Posted 07.07.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — A businessman with a chain of Italian restaurants in Hawaii was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison for laundering $1.3 mill...

Death Penalty Trial Begins For Ex-Soldier Suspected Of Killing 5-Year-Old Daughter

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 03.11.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — Opening statements began Tuesday in the death penalty trial of a former Hawaii-based soldier accused of killing his 5-year-old daugh...

5-Year-Old Girl's Murder Could Bring First Death Penalty To Hawaii

Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

Jury selection is underway for the first death penalty trial in the state of Hawaii. Capital punishment was abolished in Hawaii in 1957, but the ...

Hawaii Man Gets 18 Months For Drunk Dialing FBI With Fake Hijacking Threat

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge handed an 18-month prison sentence to a Hawaii man who admitted he falsely reported a possible airplane hijacking because he...

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Man Allegedly Confessed To Girlfriend's Slaying In Suicide Note,

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Hawaii have claimed that Brittany-Jane Royal's boyfriend confessed to her murder in the pages of a notebook found in a lava field by hi...

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Ex-Boyfriend Last to See Missing Mom

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

Hawaii police say Moreira Monsalve, a 46-year-old single mother of three who went missing Sunday, was last seen by her ex-boyfriend. "She wouldn’...

Parents Of Shooting Victim Blast Prosecutor In Trial Of Federal Agent

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 12.11.2013 | Crime

HONOLULU — HONOLULU (AP) — The parents of a Hawaii man shot and killed during a 2011 confrontation with an off-duty federal agent at a Waikiki...

Hawaii's 800-Person Prison Gang Spreads Over At Least Five States

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.25.2013 | Crime

Eighteen men associated with a Hawaii-based prison gang were indicted on racketeering-related charges yesterday, including drug-trafficking, bribery, ...

Man Gets Plea Deal In Dam Breach That Killed 7

AP | Posted 07.19.2013 | Crime

LIHUE, Hawaii -- A retired car dealer pleaded no contest Thursday to reckless endangering in a dam breach in Hawaii that swept seven people to their d...

Ex-Security Guard For Hillary Clinton On Trial For Killing McDonald's Customer

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 07.09.2013 | Crime

HONOLULU -- A federal agent was fueled by alcohol, a sense of authority and a friend's warning about hostility of locals when he shot and killed a man...

Mystery Baby Found On Beach

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 06.29.2013 | Crime

HONOLULU — A baby girl was abandoned and found crying in the sand at a Hawaii beach soon after she was born, human services officials said Monda...

Hawaiian Police Say He Pushed A Tourist Off A Cliff

AP | Posted 12.17.2012 | Crime

KALALAU, Hawaii -- Kauai police are searching for a man they suspect of throwing a Japanese visitor off a cliff. Police say they are looking for 37-y...

COP GOES TO POT: Honolulu Police Officer Pleads Guilty Of Growing Marijuana With Intent To Sell

AP | Posted 08.05.2012 | Crime

HONOLULU -- A Honolulu police officer has pleaded guilty in an indoor marijuana-growing operation. Michael Steven Chu said in federal court Thursda...

Baby's Stolen Ashes Found On Oahu Beach

AP | By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 12.17.2011 | Crime

HONOLULU -- An infant's ashes that were stolen from a Hawaii home have been found at a beach and returned to the baby's mother, who thinks their caref...