POSTED: 5:42 a.m. HST, Mar 18, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 4:41 p.m. HST, Mar 18, 2014
A 24-year-old Waianae man was charged Tuesday in connection with the death of a 52-year-old grandmother following a violent purse-snatching in front of her gated Waikiki apartment on Super Bowl Sunday.
Officers arrested Josiah L. Figueroa at 5:20 p.m. Monday at his Paakea Road home. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged Figueroa with second-degree robbery and manslaughter.
Manslaughter is a Class A felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, but prosecutors could seek an extended term sentencing that would increase prison time to life.
Police said a man attacked Jullie Stephenson about 9:20 p.m. Feb. 2 in front of her apartment building, the Tradewinds, at 1720 Ala Moana Blvd.
Stephenson was taken to Straub Clinic & Hospital with multiple injuries including a broken hip and was bleeding internally.
She was in a coma for three weeks and died Feb. 26.
Figueroa's bail is set at $500,000.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misspelled the given name of the 52-year-old woman who died after a purse-snatching in Waikiki. Her name is Jullie, not Julie.