Man accused in fatal fire makes court appearance

Michael Dahilig in court Monday monring
Michael Dahilig in court Monday monring

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - 35-year-old Michael Dahilig was charged Thursday with manslaughter and other crimes in connection with the Pearl City house fire that killed a 97-year-old woman.

Dahilig made his initial appearance in court Monday morning,

In addition to manslaughter charge, Dahilig  was also charged with three counts of first-degree burglary, one count of first-degree arson, one count of attempted burglary in the second degree, one count of promoting a dangerous drug and one count of possessing drug paraphernalia.

The fire Friday, March 30, at a home on Hoomalolo Street claimed the life of Betty Hagihara.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Dahilig is currently being held on $1 million bail.

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