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Puna man charged with multiple murders

  • COURTESY HAWAII COUNTY POLICE

    John Ali Hoffman

Hawaii island police charged a Puna man on Saturday night in connection with multiple murders in Leilani Estates.

John Ali Hoffman, 49, was charged with first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder following his arrest Friday.

His bail was set at $2.75 million, and a court appearance is scheduled for Monday.

Hoffman was arrested Friday night after police found the body of a woman inside his car trunk and the bodies of two children in his home.

The bodies were later identified as Hoffman’s wife and children.

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