Suspect charged in fatal Nanawale Estates shooting
The suspect in a fatal shooting Monday afternoon in Nanawale Estates subdivision has been charged.
After conferring with prosecutors, police detectives charged a 43-year-old Seon Aki of Nanawale Estates at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, first-degree terroristic threatening, and three other firearms violations.
Aki is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $370,000 bail pending his initial court appearance scheduled for today.
Also on Wednesday, an autopsy determined that the victim, 40-year-old Mateo D. Balinbin Jr. of Nanawale Estates, died of a brain injury from a gunshot wound to the head. The death was ruled a homicide.
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Oahu Publishing Inc. or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Oahu Publishing Inc. is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.