Suspects charged with brutal murder of North Shore woman
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Suspects charged with brutal murder of North Shore woman

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    Stephen Brown, 23, and his girlfriend, Hailey Dandurand, 20, were charged Saturday evening with second-degree murder in the death of Telma Boinville.

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    Born in Brazil, Telma Boinville worked as a substitute teacher at Sunset Elementary School. Loved ones said she had worked with the Department of Education for decades at various schools. To supplement her income, she was helping a friend clean houses. “This put her in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Kevin Emery said in a written statement.

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    Kevin Emery, right, husband of Telma Boinville, holds hands with family, including twin brother Brian, second from right, during a seaside vigil and celebration of life for Telma Boinville on Friday at Log Cabins beach in Pupukea.

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Two people have been charged in connection with the brutal murder of a 51-year-old woman in the North Shore.

Stephen Brown, 23, and his girlfriend, Hailey Dandurand, 20, were charged Saturday evening with second-degree murder in the death of Telma Boinville. Bail has been set at $1 million and $500,000, respectively.

Brown was also charged with first-degree burglary, kidnapping, and two outstanding warrants. Dandurand was also charged with first-degree burglary, kidnapping, and unauthorized possession of confidential personal information.

Police arrested the two near the Mililani Walmart Thursday night in connection with Boinville’s death.

Her body was found inside a vacation rental in Pupukea Thursday afternoon. Police said her 8-year-old daughter was found bound with her mouth duct-taped upstairs.

Police said the couple fled in Boinville’s Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. The child’s uncle, Brian Emery, posted an emotional video on social media seeking the public’s help to locate the suspects.

Kevin Emery’s daughter identified Brown and Dandurand after Emery showed her a Facebook photo of the couple when the child confirmed the two tied her up.

Within five hours, community members spotted the Toyota Tacoma truck at the Mililani Walmart. Police responded and arrested Brown and Dandurand.

Family and friends gathered at Log Cabins beach in Pupukea on Friday for a celebration of life and vigil in memory of Boinville.

Born in Brazil, Boinville worked as a substitute teacher at Sunset Elementary School. Loved ones said she had worked with the Department of Education for decades at various schools.

To supplement her income, she was helping a friend clean houses. “This put her in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Kevin Emery in a written statement.

Family members requested privacy at this time as police continue the investigation.

Court records show Brown was charged with abuse of a family or household member in June after he punched his then-girlfriend multiple times.

On the night of June 27, police said the woman arrived at their Waikiki apartment and observed Brown drunk and asleep. When she woke him up, police said Brown punched her multiple times in her face.

She sustained bruising and swelling to her left cheek. Police said she also sustained bruising and swelling to her right hand when she tried to shield herself from Brown’s punches.

Court records indicate the abuse case was dismissed without prejudice in August.

The ex-girlfriend who requested her name not be published in the Star-Advertiser, said the two were dating for a year and ended their relationship in September when she moved to Hilo.

According to his ex-girlfriend, Brown, born in Ohio, moved to Hawaii to be with his father. Court records also show he lived in Florida at some point.

Brown has worked several jobs that include a dishwasher and bartender at restaurants.

When she saw Brown’s photo posted on Facebook in connection with the North Shore murder, the Hilo resident said, “I was shaking. I just felt sick.”

“I was just praying to God it wasn’t him,” she said. “It breaks my heart to see him go down this path.”

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