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Jump Charged With Murder; Bail Set at $250,000

December 19, 2012, 9:48 AM HST
* Updated December 19, 9:50 AM
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Police on Tuesday charged a Pahoa man with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a Nanawale Estates man.

Police said bail for the 36-year-old Jason Russell Jump was set at $250,000.

Police said an autopsy showed that the victim, 54-year-old James V. Johns Sr., died of an injury to the brain caused by blunt force trauma.

John’s body was found Sunday in his home by officers responding to a report of a man with a head injury.

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