Fil-Am faces murder and attempted murder charges in Hilo, Hawaii
Chito Asuncion, 24, was arrested Tuesday, June 7, and charged with one count of first-degree murder for suspicion of murdering more than one person; two counts of second-degree murder; and two counts of second-degree attempted murder.
Asuncion’s bail was set at $1.5 million. He remains in custody. His initial court appearance is on Thursday, June 9, in Kona District Court.
Kona patrol officers were called to Hale Halawai Park shortly before 6 a.m. on Tuesday after receiving a report of a lifeless body.
Following up on leads, police identified Asuncion as a suspect. Later that day, he was arrested near the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway and Henry Street intersection.
The victim on Tuesday, later identified as Boyd Maygra of Kailua-Kona, 48, was transported to Hilo Medical Center for an autopsy, which later determined that he died from multiple stab wounds.
Detectives linked Asuncion to three other crimes, including another murder, and also charged him in those cases.
The first incident, reported May 17, involved the discovery of a body found near the intersection of Palani Road and Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway in Kailua-Kona.
The victim, later identified as 63-year-old Brian Macaulay of Kailua-Kona, was transported to HMC. Preliminary autopsy determined the cause of death was stabbing.
A second incident, reported May 25 in Hilo, involved the assault of a 59-year-old Hilo man who reported being stabbed by an unknown male. The victim was transported to HMC, where he was treated for his injuries and later released.