Man accused of beating grandmother to death found fit to stand trial

Darrel Wright
Darrel Wright

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – An Aiea man accused of killing his grandmother is fit to stand trial, according to a three-member panel of physicians appointed by the court. 49-year-old Darrel Wright Junior is charged with second-degree murder.

Last December, police say he attacked his grandmother, 85-year-old Mary Sobrado. Wright is accused of repeatedly punching her in the head with such force that she suffered multiple fractures to her skull and lacerations to her face. She later died from her injuries.

Medics who responded to the scene said Wright confessed to them. His trial is set for October 18.

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