Bail reinstated for Aholelei
A man accused killing a bicyclist in a traffic collision is back in custody after a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
Hilo District Judge Harry Freitas found that probable cause exists to try 27-year-old Siaiku Lucky Aholelei on manslaughter and first-degree negligent homicide charges. He ordered Aholelei to appear before Hilo Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura for arraignment.
Aholelei is accused of losing control of his pickup truck shortly before noon Friday on Volcano Highway (Route 11) near Kamehameha Schools-Hawaii in Keaau, crossing two lanes of oncoming traffic and striking 66-year-old Cenon Visaya of Keaau, who was riding his bike on the shoulder in the Hilo-bound direction. Visaya was dead at the scene, police said.
Aholelei had been free on $25,000 bail after a paperwork mix-up on the manslaughter charge caused Hilo District Judge Barbara Takase to revoke $250,000 bail on that charge.
Freitas reinstated the $250,000 bail on the manslaughter charge, and Aholelei was taken back into custody following Tuesday afternoon’s proceedings.
For more details on this story, see Wednesday’s edition of the Tribune-Herald.
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.