Waipio Valley murder trial opens

  • THAINE PRICE
  • Wayne Teves returns to defense table from bench conference Tuesday in Hilo Circuit Court. (JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald)
  • Sharon Schleigh, sister of murder victim Thaine Price, testifies Tuesday in Hilo Circuit Court. (JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — The sister of a 49-year-old Waipio Valley man shot to death two years ago in the valley testified in court Tuesday that the defendant, Wayne Teves, had threatened at least twice to kill her brother if she didn’t pay him money he allegedly thought he was owed for the death of his daughter.