90-year-old Maui woman attacked while sleeping dies; case re-classified as murder

Elderly woman who was attacked while sleeping in Kahului condo dies from injuries

KAHULUI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police have reclassified an investigation to a murder case after a 90-year-old Kahului woman died from her injuries during a break-in last month.

Jacqueline Oberheim was sleeping in her Kahului condominium at Harbor Lights condominium complex. On June 20, three suspects allegedly broke into her home, physically assaulted and robbed her.

Lewellyn Foster Jr., Aaron Wilsey, and Chery Moniz were all charged for the break-in.

Foster Jr. allegedly attacked Oberheim in her sleep according to the indictment.

“The defendant, while inside the victim’s apartment, while burglarizing her room, it’s alleged that she woke up during that burglary and she started to scream when the defendant jumped on top of her and assaulted her,” said deputy prosecutor Andrew Martin.

The three suspects appeared in court Tuesday.

Foster Jr., 35, pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and first-degree assault, according to court records. He’s being held without bail.

Wilsey, 26, pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary, second-degree robbery, second-degree theft and first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. His bail was set at $250,000.

Moniz also pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary. Bail was set at $50,000.

Prosecutors are waiting for MPD to send the case to them to update the original charges.

This story may be updated.

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