Arraignment held for man charged in Kauai murder

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A Kauai judge has a set an April trial date for the man charged with murder in the shooting death of an 88-year-old man.

Trial for Giovanni Corpuz is scheduled for April 21.1 He's been held without bail in the death of Amby Cruz, who was found shot in the head at his home on New Year's Day.

Corpuz was arrested in Taiwan, while on his way to the Philippines.

The Garden Island reports family and friends of Cruz attended Corpuz's arraignment Tuesday, which was postponed from last week because he needed an Ilocano interpreter.

If convicted, Corpuz faces extended sentencing for inflicting serious injuries to a person 60 years old or older.

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