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Four suspects charged in connection with Whitmore Village murder

William Aki's BMW was found burning outside of Makua Cave William Aki's BMW was found burning outside of Makua Cave
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The four people accused of the murder of William Aki were indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday. 

Shaun Branco-Taguchi and Anjelita Rasa, who family members say was a close friend of Aki's, were charged with murder and four additional charges.

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.

Shane Rodrigues has been charged with being an accomplice to murder and three additional charges, as well as second-degree arson. Jessica Samson was also charged with second-degree arson. 

Bail for Rasa and Branco-Taguchi was confirmed at $1 million. Rodrigues' bail was confirmed at $500,000 and Samson's at $25,000.

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Four arrested in connection with months-old Whitmore Village murder

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