November 27, 2021

Hawaii Couple Charged In The Murder Of Their 6-Year-Old Adopted Daughter

A Hawaii couple has been charged for the homicide of their adopted 6-year-old daughter. The two have been indicted by a grand jury and confronted further fees surrounding her loss of life.

Prosecuting Legal professional of Honolulu Steve Alm says Lehua Kalua, 44, and Isaac “Sonny” Kalua, 52, have been indicted and charged with one depend of second-degree homicide, one depend of first-degree hindering prosecution, two counts of persistent nonsupport, and two second-degree counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Lehua Kalua acquired further fees; two counts of abuse of a household or family members.

The couple reported Isabella “Ariel” Kalua lacking on September 13. Nonetheless, investigators consider she was killed practically a month earlier than. What’s believed to be her final look was captured on a house video surveillance system on August 18, CNN reported.

If discovered responsible on the cost of second-degree homicide, the couple might get a compulsory life in jail with the potential of parole.

“But if convicted, Lehua and Isaac Kalua face an extended term of imprisonment of life without the possibility of parole because Ariel was under the age of 9 when she was allegedly murdered,” Alm’s workplace mentioned within the launch.

Final week, the couple pleaded not guilty.

“The allegations, in this case, are heinous beyond description,” Alm mentioned in a written assertion. “And we will hold Lehua and Isaac Kalua accountable for their alleged crimes against this defenseless child.”

Ariel and a number of other of her siblings have been adopted or fostered by the couple and have been apparently dwelling underneath grotesque situations.

Earlier this month, one in all Ariel’s siblings informed authorities Lehua Kalua purchased a canine cage to lock Ariel in at evening as a result of the 6-year-old “would sneak around at night and want to eat because she was hungry.”

Ariel was denied meals, and the household didn’t have a canine.

The baby additionally informed police they have been “asked to keep a secret by Lehua and Isaac regarding what happened to [Ariel],” and that she “was in the bathroom in a dog cage, duct tape on her mouth and nose, and she didn’t wake up.”

Authorities say the kid didn’t know what occurred to Ariel after that. Her stays haven’t been discovered.