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Judge: No Bail For Murder Suspect

June 27, 2022, 4:24 PM HST
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A District Court judge agreed to hold a Kona man facing murder charges without bail.

Twenty-four-year-old Chito Asuncion is charged in connection with two separate murder incidents in Kona and two separate attempted murder incidents in Hilo. Asuncion appeared in Kona District Court on Monday, where the court granted Hawai‘i County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Chase Murray’s request to not grant bail for the suspect, a press release from the prosecutor’s office stated.

Asuncion is scheduled to return to Kona District Court on July 20 for a return of examiners’ reports regarding the defendant’s examination for fitness.

Earlier this month, a Kona District Court judge granted the defense’s request to suspend court proceedings in order to conduct an examination of fitness could be conducted. Defense attorney Andrew Kennedy filed that motion Sunday, June 12. 

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