POSTED: 4:38 p.m. HST, Nov 3, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 4:41 p.m. HST, Nov 3, 2010
A 59-year-old homeless man accused of the beating death of a 70-year-old homeless man was indicted by the Oahu grand jury today on a murder charge that carries a life prison term without parole.
David Orpin is accused of beating Arthur Martinez whose body was found in the parking lot of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Manoa on Sept. 29.
The second-degree murder charge carries state's harshest sentence because Martinez was older than age 60.