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.