Virus delays sentencing for man in police officer assault

A judge delayed sentencing Monday for a 34-year-old Kona man found guilty by a jury of assaulting a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest after she learned the defendant hadn’t yet had a chance to review a pre-sentencing report and consult with his attorney.

Judge recuses self from Keauhou shooting case

A preliminary hearing for a 27-year-old South Kona man accused of murder and arson in connection with a fatal May 25 shooting in Keauhou was delayed Monday after the judge set to hear the matter recused himself.

HCCC inmates transferred to Oahu amid COVID-19 outbreak

Twenty-eight inmates were transferred from Hawaii Community Correctional Center to facilities on Oahu to reduce some overcrowding at the jail, which is currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak that has sickened more than 200.

Minimum term set for child’s death

A woman sentenced to a quarter-century behind bars in connection with the 2018 death of a 6-year-old Kona boy will be eligible for parole after serving just over 13 years.