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Man Dies Following Halloween Assault

November 4, 2015, 6:12 PM HST
* Updated November 4, 6:16 PM
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A man who received critical injuries during an assault on Halloween has died.

The victim, identified as Alfred Vea of Hilo, was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center at 10:34 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the Hawai’i Police Department.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s on Thursday to determine Vea’s exact cause of death.

On Saturday night at 11:30 p.m., South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of an unconscious man in the parking lot on the 100 block of Hema Street in Hilo.

Witnesses at the scene told police that the victim has been involved in an affray with another man who had since left.

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Thirty-one-year-old Kallen Imade, the suspect in the case, remains at the Hilo police cellblock after turning himself in to the South Hilo Police Station on Tuesday morning.

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Imade has not had any charges filed against him as detectives continue to investigate.

The case has been reclassified as second-degree murder.

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