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Woman Arrested in Death of 3-Year-Old

August 16, 2018, 12:18 PM HST
* Updated August 16, 1:10 PM
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The Area II Criminal Investigations Section investigated the death of a 3-year-old who expired at North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. An autopsy was performed and the results were reviewed by two separate forensic pathologists.

The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the head. The manner of death was determined to be non-accidental head trauma. Due to these results, a murder investigation was initiated.

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at 9:50 a.m., 44-year-old Chasity Alcosiba of Honokaʻa was arrested at her home on the strength of a Warrant of Arrest for Murder in the Second Degree.

The Prosecutor’s Office was contacted and indicated that Alcosiba would not be charged at this time. She was then released from custody.

The murder investigation is being routed to the Prosecutor’s Office for future further action.

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This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. 

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