Four arrested in connection with months-old Whitmore Village murder

Four arrested in connection with months-old Whitmore Village murder

At least four people have been arrested in connection with a Wahiawa-area murder in June, according information obtained by the Honolulu Police Department and police department sources.

65-year-old William Aki was found murdered in his Whitmore Village home just after midnight on June 24. Sources say he was found in a pool of blood and had suffered some sort of wound near his shoulder. His vehicle was later found burning outside of Makua Cave.

After the arrest, family members told police officers Aki frequently allowed homeless people to stay in his home, and his brother believed he likely knew his attacker or attackers.

Police records indicate 25-year-old Anjelita Rasa was arrested early Thursday morning in connection with Aki's murder. She was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder and remains at the Honolulu Police Department headquarters, pending an investigation. She did not have a listed local address.

Sources tell Hawaii News Now that Rasa's arrest led to the arrests of three others suspected of involvement in the alleged crime. Shaun Bronco-Taguchi (29) and Shane Rodrigues (20) were both arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, and Jessica Samson was booked on suspicion of hindering a police investigation.

All four suspects remain in police custody this morning, pending an investigation.

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