‘Something violent happened’: Trial opens for foster parent accused of killing toddler


Chasity Alcosiba-McKenzie leaves the courtroom on the first day of her trial for the murder of 3-year-old Fabian Garett-Garcia. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Chasity Alcosiba-McKenzie consults with Deputy Public Defender James Greenberg on the first day of her murder trial. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Trial began Thursday for a 47-year-old Waimea woman charged with murder in connection with the 2017 death of 3-year-old Fabian Garett-Garcia.