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Man with Asperger’s charged in death of autistic girlfriend

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    Kaniala K. Avilla-Rapoza, left

  • COURTESY MYLES BREINER

    Nelibeth Albert, left, and Kaniala Avilla-Rapoza attended Leilehua’s senior prom last year. Avilla-Rapoza’s attorney, Myles Breiner, said the pair knew each other since high school.

  • DENNIS ODA/ DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kaniala Avilla-Rapoza was arraigned in District Court in connection with the death of 19-year-old Nelibeth Albert in Wahiawa. After the arraignment, Juanita Spencer (Nelibeth Albert’s grand aunt), talked to the media outside the courtroom.

A 21-year-old man with Asperger’s syndrome was charged with murder in the death of his 19-year-old autistic girlfriend in Wahiawa. Read more

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