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Molokai man charged with murder is ordered held without bail

  • COURTESYMarlin Lavoie: Charged with murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend
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    Marlin Lavoie: Charged with murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend

A 33-year-old Molokai man who allegedly shot and killed Malia Kahalewai, his 24-year-old live-in girlfriend and mother of their four children, is being held without bail.

Maui District Judge Adrianne Heely granted the prosecution’s request at Marlin Lavoie’s preliminary hearing Wednesday to hold the Honouliwai man without bail on the second-degree murder and firearms charges.

Lavoie had been held on $500,000 bail, cash only.

Lavoie is scheduled to appear in Maui Circuit Court 8:30 a.m. April 11 for his arraignment and plea.

Lavoie and Kahalewai had been involved in a violent domestic incident March 16, police said. Lavoie went looking March 20 for Kahalewai, who was staying at a female friend’s house in Kawela, when he allegedly fired a rifle at her once in the chest, police said.

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