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Palolo teen charged in homeless man’s beating death

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    Anthony Montero, also known as Paul A. Manner, was reportedly attacked by a group of teenagers near the corner of South King and Punahou streets, where he had been sleeping early Friday morning.
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Police have charged a 16-year-old boy from Palolo with manslaughter in the beating death of a 62-year-old homeless man in the McCully area early 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 Monday morning in Palolo on suspicion of second-degree murder. Police did not release the suspect’s name as he is a minor.

No other suspects are being sought, police spokeswoman Teresa Bell said.

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

As Paul A. 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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