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Grand jury indicts Kauai men in murder case

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    Koma Texeira, left, and Clayton Kona are being held on a murder charge in connection with the death of a Kekaha man.

A Kauai grand jury indicted two Waimea men Wednesday for murder in connection with the shooting death of a 34-year-old Kekaha man on Kauai.

Clayton K. Kona, 38, and Koma K. Texeira Jr., 20, pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Wednesday before Judge Joe Moss at Kauai District Court.

Kona was indicted as an accomplice for second-degree murder and firearm-related charges. His bail was increased to $750,000 from $500,000.

Texeira was indicted for second-degree murder and firearm-related charges. His bail was increased to $1 million from $500,000.

A preliminary hearing for both Kona and Texeira is set for Monday.

A man walking along the shoreline near Port Allen Airport found Jon Togioka’s body on Nov. 1. Police said Togioka sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Police arrested Kona on Nov. 3 and Texeira on Friday. Prosecutors charged both men for murder Monday.

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