Puna Man Charged in Leilani Estates Triple Murder
A Big Island man arrested Friday in connection to a triple-murder in the Leilani Estates subdivision has been charged.
At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Hawai’i Police Department charged John Ali Hoffman with first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree murder, place to keep and use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony.
Hoffman’s bail was set at $2,750,000.
On Friday an autopsy determined that an adult woman, a minor female and a minor male died of gunshot wounds.
Police say that the woman has been identified, however her identity is being withheld pending notification of her family.
Both children’s identities have not been determined. Media reports have suggested that authorities are working on identifying the children via dental records.
For more on Friday’s incident view this Big Island Now story.