Death of Honouliwai woman investigated as murder

| March 22, 2013 | 4 Comments

Marlin Lavoie and Malia Kahalewai

Marlin Lavoie and Malia Kahalewai


Malia Kahalewai, 24, of Honouliwai suffered fatal injuries on Wednesday as a result of a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to a report issued yesterday by the Maui Police Department.

The call came in at 9:59 p.m. Wednesday from the Kawela Barns Apartment at 2626 Kamehameha V Highway in Kawela.

The suspect, has been identified as 33 year-old Marlin L. Lavoie, also of Honouliwai. Lavoie fled the scene prior to the arrival of the police.

Marlin Lavoie

Marlin Lavoie


Yesterday, at 7:51 a.m., Lavoie voluntarily surrendered to police and was placed under arrest for Murder in the Second Degree and was subsequently transported to the Molokai Police Station for processing. As of this press release (released at 2:40 p.m. Thursday) Lavoie has not been formally charged. The investigation is actively ongoing.

An autopsy is pending. The relationship between Lavoie and Kahalewai was boyfriend-girlfriend. They also had children in common.

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  1. J. Wong says:

    In a small communities the people also look THE OTHER WAY. MOLOKAI community is very tight and they are all are related basicly. If the Big families in this community would STEP UP TO THE PLATE, this DRUG, ICE COULD BE PUT DOWN. MOLOKAI FIGHTS AND PROTEST AGAINST GMO, DEVELOPEMENT AND MORE. NOW THE LEADERS OF THIS COMMUNITY NEED TO FIGHT THIS EVIL THAT IS KILLING MANY OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN MAY WAYS. THEY KNOW WHO THE DRUG DEALERS AND THE USERS ARE. IT TIME TO END THIS EVIL BEING THAT IS HURTING AND KILLING OUR PEOPLE.
    A young woman’s life has be taken away and her children NOW donot have a mother. Could this been prevented? Which is a question we should all ask ourselves…. it is so sad and senseless.

  2. kalaniua ritte says:

    j.wong you should do something about this problem.dont push it on our leaders…be a leader your self.gmos and pesticides are a bigger problem than ice.with ice the person doing it has the choice to do it or not.pesticide exposure gives you no choice.so get out there and help with this ice problem you feel so strongly about…be a leader.aloha

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