Request granted for mental exam of suspect in Halloween murder

KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Davi Alvarez Sr. appears Wednesday in Hilo District Court with Deputy Public Defender Patrick Munoz.

A woman who was in the apartment of Noelle Buffett when she was allegedly stabbed to death early Saturday afternoon said the suspect, 41-year-old Davi Franklin Alvarez Sr, and Alvarez’s girlfriend had been kicked out of the unit at Hilo Val Hala on Puueo Street by Buffet a few days earlier, according to court documents filed by police.