Police: Man admitted to killing

  • This photo of homicide victim Andrew Cawley was released by police in a missing person bulletin on Dec. 30, 2020.

  • Donald Needham attends his initial court appearance over courtroom video in Hilo District Court on Wednesday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

The wife of a 60-year-old Puna man charged with murdering a neighbor in December of last year told police her husband admitted to her in late March he had shot and killed the man, according to court documents filed by police.