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Judge Grants Request for Examination of Fitness for Kona Man accused of Murdering 2 Houseless Men

Judge Grants Request for Examination of Fitness for Kona Man accused of Murdering 2 Houseless Men

Chito Asuncion appeared in Kona District on murder charges with defense attorney Andrew Kennedy on Monday, June 13, 2022. (Tiffany DeMasters/Big Island Now) A Kona District Court judge granted the defense’s request to suspend court proceedings in order to conduct an examination of fitness for a Kona man accused of killing two houseless men and …

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Defense Files Examination of Fitness for Kona Man Accused of Murdering Houseless Men

Defense Files Examination of Fitness for Kona Man Accused of Murdering Houseless Men

Defense counsel for a Kona man accused of murdering two houseless men and assaulting two other houseless individuals in Hilo filed motion to suspend the preliminary hearing for mental evaluation. Twenty-four-year-old Chito Asuncion was charged with first-degree murder, which applies when an individual murders more than one person; two counts of second degree murder; and …

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