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70-year-old murder suspect indicted, bail increased

Melvin Yoshida Melvin Yoshida

By Minna Sugimoto bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Citing the seriousness of the charges and the potential risk to the community if he's freed, Honolulu prosecutors asked a judge to increase bail for an elderly widower accused of a deadly shooting.

An Oahu grand jury on Thursday indicted Melvin Yoshida, 70, on murder and firearms charges. His bail was then increased from $100,000 to $500,000.

Police say Yoshida admitted he shot Clare Silva, 54, in her apartment at Punchbowl Homes, a housing complex for senior and disabled citizens, Sunday.

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