Hawaii women plead not guilty to suspected Halloween murder

HILO — Two Hawaii women have pleaded not guilty to all charges in connection with the death of a young boy Halloween night.

The Hawaii Tribune Herald reported Tuesday that 34-year-old Ashley Nihipali and 32-year-old Kuuipo Nihipali pleaded not guilty Monday to multiple charges including second-degree murder.

Officials say the married women had informal custody of 6-year-old Mazen Nihipali-Moniz, who was injured Oct. 31 at an apartment where the women lived in Kailua-Kona, about 78 miles (126 kilometers) west of Hilo.

Authorities say Nihipali-Moniz was unconscious and taken to a fire station around 4:30 p.m. before being transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Authorities say Nihipali-Moniz’s injuries were not consistent with those from an accident.

A jury trial is scheduled for November 2019.


Information from: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/


Your email address will not be published.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.