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Kauai man sentenced for New Year's Eve murder

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LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A sentence has been given for a Kauai man related to a 2013 New Year's Eve murder. 

Koloa resident Giovanni Corpuz, 44, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 88-year-old Amby Cruz on Dec. 31, 2013. 

Corpuz admitted guilt to shooting Omao resident, but never explained why. 

In early 2014, Corpuz was apprehended in Taiwan as he attempted to flee to the Philippines. 

Kauai police say Corpuz was apparently under the influences of meth, and had not slept for more than a week when the murder was committed. 

Corpuz will have the possibility of parole. 

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