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Murder Supect Who Confessed to KHNL Dies

Sistine Rangamar Sistine Rangamar
Ted Arifuku was found dead in his Kapiolani apartment in January Ted Arifuku was found dead in his Kapiolani apartment in January

By Minna Sugimoto

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- An Oahu murder suspect who confessed during a jailhouse interview with KHNL News 8 two months ago is dead.

In May, Sistine Rangamar told us he was a born-again Christian who was ready to take responsibility for his actions.

Last week, guards at the Oahu Community Correctional Center found the 27-year-old hanging in his cell. Police say he died at Kuakini Medical Center Tuesday night.

Rangamar admitted he was involved in the kidnapping, robbery and killing of 58-year-old Ted Arifuku in a studio apartment on Kapiolani Boulevard January 15th.

Co-defendant Curtis Brooks is awaiting trial in the case.

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