(Media release) — Police have charged a 55-year-old Hilo man for the murder and related offenses in connection with a shooting that occurred in the Hilo Bayfront area late last year.
At 4:05 p.m. Thursday (February 7), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged Mark Anthony Whyne, who has no permanent address, with second-degree murder, use of a firearm in commission of a separate felony, three counts of place to keep a loaded firearm, and place to keep ammunition.
On Dec. 29, 2012., police received a number of calls of possible gunshots heard in the area of Mo?oheau Park in Hilo. Responding officers discovered the victim, identified as Faatetai Fiu of Hilo, with apparent gunshot wounds.
Whyne is being held without bail. He is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Friday (February 8).
(Submitted by Hawaii Police Department via Nixle.)