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Court papers reveal new details on Mililani man's beating death

Jamil Khan Jamil Khan
Joshua Williams Joshua Williams
Michael Connolly Michael Connolly

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Newly-filed court documents reveal disturbing new details about the beating death of a Mililani man, who was reported missing by his family earlier this month. On Monday, the two men suspected of the drug-related slaying were charged with murder.

According to a police affidavit, the murder victim, Jamil Khan, and one of his suspected killers, Joshua Williams, were classmates at Mililani High School. An informant told investigators the pair's friendship started going downhill when Williams gave Khan marijuana to sell and Khan kept the money.

Williams, 25, and Michael Connolly, 24, are scheduled to make their initial court appearances Tuesday.

It's undoubtedly a trying time for the murder victim's family, as investigators start losing hope of ever finding his body. Khan, 24, was last seen leaving his family's home in Mililani April 7th. His car was later found burned in Waipahu.

Police say they discovered an indoor marijuana farm and other evidence when they searched Williams' home in Makakilo Saturday. His charges include murder, car theft, arson, and first-degree commercial promotion of marijuana. That marijuana charge is a class A felony that suggests officers recovered the required minimum of 100 marijuana plants from the house.

According to a police affidavit, the suspects "had recently become upset with Jamil because Jamil wasn't contributing his fair share to the grow operation," and was in the process of starting up his own farm.

According to the court papers, Williams told a witness Connolly "struck Jamil in the chest with a hammer," and they both "continued to assault Jamil until he went unconscious." The witness says Williams then "admitted to slicing Jamil's throat."

Police believe the body was dumped with the trash.

Connolly faces a single charge of murder.

Each remains in custody, unable to post $1 million bail.

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