Arrest Made for May Murder

A Molokai man has been indicted for murder following the death of 20-year-old Molokai resident Koshari Waits in May, according to police. Jeffery Kalani Davis, 39, was arrested two weeks ago on charges of second-degree murder and several firearm violations, following a grand jury indictment.

On the morning of May 20, Waits’ body was found lying on a dirt road along Kamehameha Highway in Mapulehu, spotted by a moped driver. Police reported a suspicious head injury, later saying he suffered a single gunshot wound to the back of his head.

On May 23, Davis was arrested in connection with the murder investigation, but was released the following day.

Davis pleaded not guilty last week, and bail has been set at $1.2 million.

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