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Man arrested in death of man, 48, in Kalihi is charged with assault

A 19-year-old man arrested on the H-1 Gulick Avenue overpass on Memorial Day on suspicion of murder in the death of a 48-year-old man was charged today with a lesser offense.

Prosecutors charged Rimoni Pologa-Seiuli with first-degree assault. His bail was set at $100,000.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has said Riley Meade of Kalihi died when his heart suddenly stopped during a violent physical struggle, and had hypertension and hardening of the arteries, which contributed to his death. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.

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  • Why not manslaughter instead of assault since his fighting with the victim can be attributed to causing the death of the victim…unless the prosecution is hoping to get a plea deal to quickly adjudicate this case…….

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