Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 |
Share this story
KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii A retrial is under way for a Big Island man accused of killing his landlord.
KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii — A retrial is under way for a Big Island man accused of killing his landlord.
West Hawaii Today reported there were opening statements Thursday in the trial against Eber Miranda-Garcia.
He and his brother were arrested in 2017 for the killing of Dolores “Lolo” Borja-Valle.
Eber and Marlon Miranda-Garcia were initially tried together last year. Jurors were unable to reach a verdict.
A trial date for the brother hasn’t been set.
Borja-Valle’s body was found in a Captain Cook coffee field in 2015. Deputy Prosecutor Sheri Lawson says he worked in the coffee field.
Lawson told jurors Eber Miranda-Garcia killed Borja-Valle by hitting him with rocks and some sort of sharp, pointy object at their Holualoa home. She says jurors will hear about how “Lolo’s lifeless body” was dumped.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
By participating in online discussions you
acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful
discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments
are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines,
send us an email.