Man changes plea to guilty in fatal beating of Hawaii Island senior
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A manslaughter suspect accused of fatally beating a senior on Hawaii Island has changed his plea to guilty.
Officials said Daniel Watai-Simeona assaulted Menry Mendoza last December on Henry Street.
The 64-year-old victim was flown to Oahu for treatment, but later died.
Watai-Simeona faces up to 20 years in prison.
He is scheduled to be sentenced in August.
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