Grand Jury Indicts Man in Cold Case Murder

Darnell Griffin
Darnell Griffin

April 4, 2007 10:47 AM

HONOLULU (KHNL) - An Oahu Grand Jury Wednesday afternoon charged 48-year-old Darnell Griffin in connection with a murder of more than seven years ago. Griffin is charged with murder and sex assault.

The victim, Evelyn Luka of Waipio, was found beaten and unconscious in 1999 on the Ka Uka Boulevard onramp to the H-2 freeway. Honolulu police linked a DNA sample taken from Luka to Darnell Griffin. A judge ordered Griffin held without bail pending a hearing.