Suspect pleads not guilty to gruesome Mililani murder
Published: Mar. 28, 2023 at 4:04 PM HST|Updated: Mar. 28, 2023 at 8:20 PM HST
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The suspect accused in the gruesome murder of a 21-year-old woman pleaded not guilty in court on Tuesday.
Samuel Jones, 25, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree arson following the discovery of a body in a burned-out car in Mililani.
He is accused of killing Jordan Laulusa and then setting the car she was in on fire at a Mililani High School parking lot.
Authorities say she died from a stab wound to her neck. His bail was set at $1 million.
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