Accidental donkey shooting could result in felony charge

Mele, Kona Historical Society’s young Kona Nightingale, was killed by an errant bullet in April while grazing in her pasture. (Kona Historical Society/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — A 74-year-old South Kona man who accidentally shot and killed Mele, a young nightingale donkey that lived on the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, could face a felony charge in the wake of his blunder.