Police found the body of a teacher in the vacation home she and her 8-year-old daughter were cleaning as a summer gig. The girl was found alive but restrained and duct-taped in the said home.
Hawaii police recently said they arrested two suspects in the murder case. On Saturday, authorities said a man and a woman in their early twenties were charged with murder, burglary, and kidnapping in the death of the Hawaii woman.
The victim, Telma Boinville, was reportedly beaten up to her death with a baseball bat. Her daughter was bound in another room.
The police found the victim’s credit card in the female suspect’s pocket when they arrested her Thursday night. Both suspects had dried blood on their hands.
Hawaii Teacher ‘Was In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time’
The victim worked as a substitute teacher in elementary school. She also had a part-time job as a house cleaner in an effort to help one of her friends supplement her income.
This put her in the wrong place at the wrong time,
the woman’s husband told reporters.
According to arrest records, the two suspects were arrested while shopping at Walmart. While they were escorted to the police’s van angry bystanders were shouting obscenities at the duo.
One day later, the couple smirked and laughed at reporters while they were escorted to the Honolulu Police Department to be jailed. On Saturday, a judge ordered the woman and man to be held on a $500,000 and a $1 million bail respectively.
Police also found that that the female suspect was a runaway in Oregon, her home state, while the male suspect had failed to report to probation authorities for drug testing. In June, he was taken into custody for beating up his ex-girlfriend.
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