Washington man charged in Kohala murder has criminal history

Howard Zimmerman
Howard Zimmerman

KOHALA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Washington state man who was charged with murder on the Big Island has a criminal history of harassment and domestic violence.

Police arrested 46-year-old Howard Zimmerman Monday night for the beating death of 44-year-old Susan Brockert.

According to the Seattle Times, Zimmerman's ex-wife said she got a restraining order against him during their divorce.

Zimmerman and Brockert were sharing a room at the Fairmont Orchid Resort on the Kohala Coast.

According to police, a hotel staffer witnessed Brockert being struck on the head with an object.

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