One Visitor Charged with Manslaughter Following Deadly Altercation in Kona

March 31, 2021, 9:58 AM HST
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Benjamin Fleming. PC: HPD

One of the visitors taken into custody following the fatality of a 30-year-old man was charged with manslaughter.

Thirty-seven-year-old Benjamin Fleming of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is accused of manslaughter in connection with the death of another visitor following an altercation that took place March 29 in Kailua-Kona.

Fleming was initially arrested with 31-year-old Alexander Germany-Wald, of Boston, Massachusetts. However, after further investigation, Germany-Wald was released from police custody with no charges.

Fleming remains in custody with his bail set at $250,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for this morning, March 31.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

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