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Police arrest teenager in McCully beating death

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:36 a.m. HST, Dec 31, 2013

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Police arrested a teenage boy from Palolo in the beating death of a 62-year-old homeless man in the McCully area Friday morning.

The victim, Anthony Montero,  also known as Paul A. Manner,  identified himself as a freelance journalist and also ran unsuccessfully for political office.

Police arrested the teenager this morning in Palolo on suspicion of second-degree murder. The suspect's name and age were not released. Police said he is a minor.

No other suspects are being sought, Honolulu Police Department spokeswoman Teresa Bell said.

Montero was reportedly attacked by a group of teenagers near the corner of South King and Punahou streets, where he slept early Friday morning.

As Manner, Montero ran for U.S. Senate in 1998 and 2000, Honolulu mayor in 2004, governor in 2006 and 2010, and U.S. Senate again in 2012.

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kiragirl wrote:
Great news and nice job HPD.
on December 30,2013 | 04:11PM
paniolo wrote:
Catch the rest.
on December 30,2013 | 04:25PM
Skyler wrote:
Yes, and lock them up for a long, long time. Heinous crime, beating someone to death... I can't even begin to imagine.
on December 30,2013 | 10:37PM
mitt_grund wrote:
If it is shown that the perpetrators were engaged in a systematic, hate-filled culling of the homeless, they should be all tried as adults and be subject to life without parole.

If it is shown that they are part of a conservative religious group that preaches hate and loathing of the homeless, gays, and such in their congregation and Sunday schools, that organization should be called to account. They would be equivalent to American Christian Taliban, no better than the two misguided Muslim brothers who terrorized the Boston Marathon.

on December 31,2013 | 06:38AM
Almost a little deceiving in the sense they are talking about a 62 year old man, yet picture what appears to be a kid. At first glance it appeared gthe pic was the teenager. Need to get pics that are a little more recent.
on December 30,2013 | 04:41PM
copperwire9 wrote:
It could be that the murdered homeless man did not get his photo taken every year.
on December 30,2013 | 07:30PM
false wrote:
Go to the morgue and take your pic.
on December 30,2013 | 08:50PM
HanabataDays wrote:
Yeah, how about one of the battered corpse?
on December 31,2013 | 03:25AM
mitt_grund wrote:
I think that is what Gonegolfin wants. He obviously belongs to the social elite who photograph and twitter every moment of their superior lives. And spends the rest of their time on the golf course.
on December 31,2013 | 06:41AM
false wrote:
Let see if he will cooperate and name the other young criminals. Then see is anyone is actually going to do some REAL time for murder.
on December 30,2013 | 04:55PM
Papakolea wrote:
The judge will sentence them to stay in the naughty boy's home until they're 18...but he'll also give them a REALLY stern scolding...followed by a hug because that's what they were lacking at home as they were growing up.
on December 30,2013 | 05:26PM
serious wrote:
True, and the advocates for early education will point out that he didn't have pre school!! Trouble is we might have to feed, clothe and give him free medical and dental for the rest of his miserable life--taxpayer expense. Where's the Cool Hand Luke chain gangs???
on December 31,2013 | 05:07AM
Sandybeach wrote:
Good job HPD. Give Prosecutor Kaneshiro the best case you can. He will take care of the rest. According to the article others seems to be involved. If there is culpability on the part of other seek indictments if immediate arrest are impractical. Take a hard stand against crimes of violence.
on December 30,2013 | 05:34PM
JohnD2 wrote:
62 years in prison would be justice for this teenaged cretin. Keep him in a cage, for the sake of us all.
on December 30,2013 | 07:20PM
Maipono wrote:
The photo is pretty identifiable, he was a pretty youthful looking individual. He still had a good head of hair, and appeared in good shape.
on December 30,2013 | 08:52PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
He looks like Peter Nesmith of The Monkees.
on December 30,2013 | 09:46PM
HanabataDays wrote:
Indeed, too bad he was attacked by these monkeys.
on December 31,2013 | 03:26AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Well you now it takes at least two to fight and one of the combatants must be calm enough to back off, otherwise this kind of a tragedy will occur. I have had some skirmishes with my own brother, who although is four years younger than me, is two inches taller and probably has about twice the muscular strength as I do. My brother and I sometimes reminisce about our childhood, you know brothers being brothers and the times that I started confrontations with him and he got back at me, then I backed off. To go through with completely snuffing out the life of another human being though is beyond belief and this person needs to do time to pay his dues to society.
on December 31,2013 | 05:32AM
Skyler wrote:
Pretty sure this is a pic of him in his younger years, not 62.
on December 30,2013 | 10:35PM
wn wrote:
I sincerely hope that the conviction and jail time will be the maximum allow to set an example of what cannot be tolerated. The next victim may be you, your Family or a loved one. I wonder if this has anything to do with the increased agressive group tagging that has been going around in this area as well as the McCully, Moiliili, Kamuki area...this has been a major issue within the Community. I can imagine Mr. Montaro attempting to intervene and then the pack mentality sets in and result in gang attack. I hope I'm wrong but it would not surprise me when all the facts made public. I also hope that he has a Family that will have a provide for proper funeral service...very sad.
on December 31,2013 | 05:17AM
mayihavesumor wrote:
Mr Montero can't speak but the suspect can explain he was attacked and just defending himself. His mom can back him up because of what a good boy he is.
on December 31,2013 | 05:46AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Very nice job, HPD. Any murder conviction should result in the identity of the murderer and a mandatory, minimum 25 years prison term with no parole.
on December 31,2013 | 07:49AM
Mike174 wrote:
Nice upbringing. Should throw the parents in jail as well.
on December 31,2013 | 08:58AM
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