Judge sentences woman to 25 years for death of boy, 6

  • Ashley Nihipali is sentenced Friday in Kona Circuit Court for the October 2018 death of 6-year-old Mazen Kaniela Nihipali-Moniz. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kuuipo Nihipali changed her plea Thursday in Circuit Court in connection to a Halloween 2018 killing. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A Puna woman was sentenced to serve up to a quarter-century behind bars for the 2018 Halloween killing of a 6-year-old boy at a Kealakehe apartment complex.