Hawaii Family Starved Girl to Death Over a Year: Charges

Dad, mom, grandma arrested Friday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 15, 2017 4:59 PM CDT
Hawaii Dad, Mom, Grandma Accused of Fatally Starving Girl
Kevin Lehano   (Uncredited)

A Hawaii father, mother, and grandmother are charged with murder after allegedly starving a 9-year-old girl, the AP reports. Police on Hawaii's Big Island on Friday arrested 49-year-old Kevin Lehano, 33-year-old Tiffany Stone, and 59-year-old Henrietta Stone. Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth, reading from a grand jury indictment, says they are accused of denying the girl food, water, and medical treatment for about a year before she died in June 2016. Police say officers and firefighters called to the Hilo home found the severely malnourished and unconscious girl lying on the floor. She was taken to a hospital, where she died. The suspects are being held on $100,000 bail each. Court hearings are scheduled for Monday. (More child abuse stories.)

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