Charges filed in deadly purse snatching


HONOLULU (AP) — A Waianae man is charged with robbery and manslaughter in a violent Waikiki purse snatching.

Police say 24-year-old Josiah Figueroa was charged Tuesday.

Fifty-two-year-old Jullie Stephenson was walking to her Waikiki apartment Feb. 2 when a man shoved her down from behind and grabbed her purse.

The grandmother of four broke her hip in the fall and started bleeding internally. Doctors placed her in a coma to protect her organs from further damage. She died Feb. 26.

Figueroa is being detained on $500,000 bail. It’s not clear if he has an attorney.

 

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