Police and prison officials are investigating the death of an inmate who had to be treated in his cell after he started having trouble breathing Sunday morning.
Department of Public Safety officials do not believe there was any foul play involved in the death of Kahiwa Li, 28, who was awaiting trial for burglary.
However, an autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.
Oahu Community Correctional Center staff said Li was having trouble breathing at 5:50 a.m.
Medical staff went to his aid. However, Li stopped breathing and became unresponsive. Life-saving measures were initiated until paramedics arrived to take over. He was pronounced dead at 6:45 a.m.
Li’s previous convictions were for misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor crimes including a drug violation, trespassing and theft, according to the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center.