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Hawaii island martial arts fighter pleads guilty to manslaughter

By Associated Press


HILO >> A 21-year-old Big Island amateur mixed martial arts fighter has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and intimidating a witness.

Waylen Keone Carenio entered the plea on Tuesday, during the second day of jury selection in his manslaughter trial. He was on trial for the death of a man found unconscious outside a Hilo sports bar last year.

An autopsy shows 44-year-old Roy Williams died of blunt force trauma to the head. Witnesses say the two men were involved in a fight and that Williams fell and hit his head on the pavement.

Carenio's attorney tells Hawaii Tribune-Herald the plea decision came after the judge ruled information from his witness intimidation case could be heard at the manslaughter trial. He was also charged with intimidating a witness to the fight.

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allie wrote:
It is a bad sport. Way too phony and violent
on August 29,2012 | 01:20PM
haolecrab wrote:
Big body-small brain, pit bull mentality. Sad
on August 29,2012 | 02:44PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Calling him "pit bull mentality" is an insult............to pit bulls. The guy is just mental period.
on August 30,2012 | 06:42AM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
Ho, Big Man, eh? Pop da guy when he's down. I hope he gets the maximum penalty for a BS charge of manslaughter AND for witness intimidation. We can only hope the justice system throws the book at Mr. Carenio. Freaking Puna trash.
on August 30,2012 | 06:02AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Violence begets violence. Too many guys who think they have to prove to everyone how macho they are. What a bunch of putzes.
on August 30,2012 | 06:43AM
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