Three Arrested in Connection With Murder of 9-Year-Old Hilo Girl
Hawaiʻi Island police arrested three family members on Friday, July 14, 2017, in connection with a murder investigation.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section arrested 49-year-old Kevin Lehano, 33-year-old Tiffany Stone and 59-year-old Henrietta H. Stone at approximately 3 p.m. for second-degree murder under the strength of a bench warrant following a grand jury indictment.
The indictment stems from the death of a 9-year-old girl on, June 28, 2017, at her Kino‘ole Street home in Hilo.
Police and fire department personnel were summoned to the home on that day for a report of an unresponsive child.
First responders were confronted with what appeared to be a severely malnourished and unconscious young girl lying on the floor within the home.
She was transported to the Hilo Medical Center where she died a few hours later.
All three defendants are being held at the police cellblock in Hilo in lieu of $100,000 bail each, pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Monday, July 17, in South Hilo District Court.