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Puna man arrested after Hilo man found with fractured skull

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:40 a.m. HST, Jun 14, 2011

Hawaii County police arrested a 68-year-old Puna man Monday morning for allegedly trying to kill a 65-year-old Hilo man who is hospitalized with severe head injuries.

Police responded to a report of yelling at a Hilo apartment complex at 10:20 a.m. Monday.

Officers found a man who was severely injured and the suspect still inside the victim’s apartment on Hualalai Street.

The victim was taken in serious condition to Hilo Medical Center with a fractured skull and severe lacerations to his head.

Police arrested the man, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree robbery.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Joel Field at 961-2381. Anonymous tipsters can call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 or 329-8181.

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