Former UH volleyball star indicted for murder and child abuse

Former UH volleyball star to be indicted for murder and child abuse

PUERTO RICO (Hawaii News Now) - Former University of Hawaii volleyball star Kim Willoughby was charged in Puerto Rico on Thursday for murder and child abuse.

Willoughby is accused in the death of a 3-year-old girl back in 2016, when she was playing professional volleyball in Puerto Rico. She was reportedly in the process of adopting the girl.

Police had accused her of murder and child abuse, but Willoughby claimed that the child slipped in the shower and died after hitting her head.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that according to the autopsy, the girl's injuries were not consistent with a fall and instead showed injuries indicating a pattern of abuse.

Willoughby was a three-time All-American and National Player of the Year while at the University of Hawaii. She was also a member of the silver medal winning squad at the 2008 Beijing game.

Her trial is set for Oct. 4.

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