HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The trial for a Big Island man accused of starving his daughter to death was delayed Monday, after his attorneys requested a mental health evaluation.
The evaluation will determine if Kevin Lehano, who is charged with murder in the death of Shaelynn Lehano Stone, understood the consequences of his actions.
The girl's mother and grandmother are also charged in the case.
The 9-year-old girl was found unconscious inside the family's Hilo apartment in June of 2016, according to authorities. She later died.
Sources told Hawaii News Now the girl was confined to the unit, was not allowed to leave nor was provided with any food.
As part of mental health evaluation, a team of experts will give the court their opinions on whether he should be acquitted because he didn't have the ability to tell right from wrong.