Man arrested in woman’s slaying

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OMAO — An Omao woman was found dead in her home Tuesday and a man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in relation to her death.

The victim has been identified as 67-year-old Joellen Hartman.

“Shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, police arrived at Hartman’s home on Punee Road in Omao, to conduct a welfare check. Upon their arrival, police discovered Hartman apparently died from injuries as a result of an assault,” according to a county press release.

A preliminary investigation led to the arrest of Hartman’s tenant, 62-year-old Peter Grewer, who remains in police cellblock on $1 million bail.

An investigation continues.


Bethany Freudenthal, Courts, Crime and County reporter, 652-7891,

  1. harry oyama June 21, 2018 6:48 am Reply

    He looks crazy enough to start his own Jim Jones cult followers who drank the cool aid poison.

  2. LMat June 29, 2018 8:39 am Reply

    This guy was my neighbor in Kekaha a few years ago. C-R-A-Z-Y guy. Always knew he was potentially dangerous.

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