‘I am tired of being chained’: Youth takes stand in trial of South Kona man

  • Alex Aquino appears in court with his attorney for an unlawful imprisonment bench trial on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A 48-year-old South Kona man charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment and persistent nonsupport in connection to allegations of keeping a minor under the age of 16 chained to a floor was in court this week for a bench trial.