Suspect indicted in brutal killing of Hawaii woman whose body was found in a backyard
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 36-year-old has been indicted in the brutal killing of a Puna woman.
Michael Carvalho, 36, remains behind bars.
Police say the victim, Makalapuanani Mauga, was badly beaten and her hands and feet were bound when officers found her body in a Hawaiian Beaches backyard last week.
In court on Wednesday, a judge ordered Carvalho to undergo a mental health examination.
His next hearing is set for Oct. 25.
Copyright 2022 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.