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Mountain View man charged in shooting death in Puna

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Hawaii island police have charged a Mountain View man with second-degree murder for the shooting death of a man in January in Puna.

Walter Boyd Bremmer, 48, was also charged Friday with first-degree burglary and using a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being held without bail and is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Monday.

Bremmer is accused of killing Robert John Leong, 52. Leong’s body was found Jan. 28 at a home in the Eden Roc subdivision. An autopsy determined Leong died from ligature strangulation and a brain injury from a gunshot wound.

Police continue to ask that anyone with information on this case call Detective Ernest Matsu­moto at 961-2379 or email ematsu­moto@co.hawaii.hi.us. People may also contact Detective Derek Mori­moto at 961-2380 or dmori­moto@co.ha­waii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime­Stop­pers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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