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Man Charged Following Hilo Double Homicide

Hawai‘i Island police have charged 21-year-old Joshua Makana Jiro Ho, of Hilo, with first-degree murder following an incident that led to the death of his grandparents.
After conferring with the County Prosecutors Office, Area I Criminal Investigation Section detectives charged Ho with the following offenses:

  • first-degree murder
  • two counts of second-degree murder
  • second-degree attempted murder

His bail is set at $2,750,000.
On January 16, South Hilo patrol officers responded to an unknown disturbance at a Makalika Street residence. Upon arrival they were met by two family members who were physically restraining Ho who was covered in blood.  He was immediately arrested without incident.
Hawaiʻi County Police and Fire personnel were then informed that two elderly persons were deceased within the residence, and a 28-year-old male had also received potentially life-threatening injuries to his head.
The deceased victims, both age 68, have been identified as Jeffrey Yoshio Takamine and Carla Kayoko Takamine, of Hilo.   Their final autopsy results are pending.
The 28-year-old victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center where he was treated for multiple lacerations to his head and was subsequently released.
Ho was also taken to Hilo Medical Center for lacerations to his hands. He was taken to the Hilo police cellblock for booking following treatment. He remains in police custody pending his initial South Hilo District Court appearance today. 


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