By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, April 27, 1998

Inmate's death brings homicide investigation

Police are conducting a homicide investigation into last week's death of a Halawa inmate.

The case was reclassified yesterday, said police Detective Anderson Hee, acting head of homicide investigations.

Inmate Antonio Revera, 26, was found dead Thursday in his cell.

Public Safety Director Keith Kaneshiro said Revera, a convicted rapist serving a 10-year prison term, offered resistance while being transferred from the facility's medical unit to his cell and was given a shot of Benadryl and Haldol to calm him down.

An autopsy Revera had brain swelling and further tests are being conducted to determine the cause of it.

Hee said the case was reclassified to a homicide because facts of the investigation showed that actions taken by the guards caused the death.

"What we're looking at is whether the actions were justified or not," Hee said.

Carvalho pleads not guilty to 15 charges

Alexander "Boy" Carvalho Jr. pleaded not guilty this morning to 15 charges in which he allegedly sexually assaulted and kidnapped his former girlfriend from Feb. 27 to March 25.

Administrative Judge Victoria Marks set his trial for the week of June 15.

The state charged Carvalho, 47, with nine counts of first-degree sexual assault, five counts of third-degree sexual assault and one count of kidnapping.

Carvalho was convicted in 1991 of manslaughter in the death of his wife, Cathy. A jury in 1996 acquitted Carvalho of two counts of abusing a household member and intimidating a witness.

Both first-degree sexual assault and kidnapping carry 20-year prison terms. Carvalho's bail was $570,000, but a District Judge ordered that he be held without bail.

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Waianae man set ex's house aflame, cops say

Police arrested a 44-year-old Waianae man for allegedly setting fire Saturday to the Kaukamana Road home of his estranged wife.

Damages from the early afternoon fire are estimated at $100,000 to the building and $20,000 to contents.

The man and his wife, who have been separated for three years, had argued earlier Saturday at the Kaukamana Road residence. Both parties left the scene, but neighbors saw the man in the house shorty before the fire started.

The fire was deliberately set, police said.

Counterfeit food stamps lead to women's arrest

Two Pearl City women, ages 27 and 23, were arrested early yesterday morning for allegedly trying to purchase items at a Waipahu convenience store using counterfeit food stamps.

The women have been released, but police have passed on information to federal authorities.

Woman drowns while snorkeling at Kahe Point

A 39-year-old woman apparently drowned while snorkeling yesterday at Kahe Point Beach, police said. The woman was found floating in the water face down at about 8:12 p.m., and her body was later recovered in the grating leading to the Kahe Power Plant. There were no signs of foul play.

Aiea Heights resident robbed, stabbed by pair

Two suspects are wanted for attempted murder after allegedly robbing and stabbing a man in the neck Saturday night.

A 29-year-old man at 1045 Hemolele Place in Alewa Heights told police he heard something around 11 p.m. He went outside to investigate and met two men with weapons.

One pointed a silver revolver; the other had a 2-foot metal rod and a 10-inch knife.

The men took the victim inside his apartment and took his money, jewelry and musical instruments, police said.

The man wielding the knife told the victim he would kill him, police said. He repeatedly thrusted the knife at the victim's throat. The man with the gun intervened, police said.

The victim had a 2-inch cut on the right side of his neck and several poke cuts to the throat and chest, police said. He also received several cuts on his hands from trying to defend himself.

The man with the gun was described as in his 20s, about 5 foot 10, weighing 200 to 230 pounds. He has long dark-brown hair, a fair complexion and a light mustache with a slight goatee.

The other suspect, who carried the knife and metal rod, is in his mid-30s, 6 foot to 6 foot 1, weighing 210 pounds. He has kinky dark-brown hair with some gray and a pierced right ear.

Boat burns, sinks; all aboard are OK

A 50-foot boat nine miles off Diamond Head caught on fire, forcing its five passengers into life rafts yesterday morning.

They were later rescued by the Navy and the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard received a phone call from the captain of the Golden Eagle at 8:47 a.m., requesting help with a fire on board.

At 9:04 the five passengers abandoned ship into two life rafts.

A Coast Guard helicopter from Hilo arrived at the scene, as did a Navy vessel.

The Navy took the five unharmed people on board until a Coast Guard boat arrived to carry them to shore.

Fire boats from Oahu put out the fire until it reflashed and they had to battle it again.

After they extinguished the flames, they called a salvage company to pick up the charred boat.

But the boat sank at 2:32 p.m. before the salvagers arrived.

Vandals bash up van while owner seeks help

KAILUA-KONA -- Police are looking for vandals who smashed up a van that broke down on Mamalahoa Highway 12 miles north of Kailua-Kona Friday.

At 6 p.m. the owner of the 1995 Plymouth Voyager had mechanical problems at Kiholo Lookout.

When she returned with a tow truck at 11 p.m., she found all the windows broken and the sides and roof of the van beaten in.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 326-4646 or CrimeStoppers at 329-8181.

Man robs Kailua-Kona's Ocean View restaurant

KAILUA-KONA -- Police are looking for a man who robbed the Ocean View Inn restaurant Saturday.

The man ordered food several times, then hit an employee, grabbed a cash box and ran, police said. A woman standing near the doorway may have been with him, they said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 326-4646 or CrimeStoppers at 329-8181.

W.H. Shipman chairman, 74, faces DUI charge

LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii -- Roy Blackshear, 74, the chairman of the board of landowner and developer W.H. Shipman Ltd., was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol Saturday evening, police said.

Blackshear was also charged with having an expired safety sticker and weight tax following a 7:30 p.m. accident in which he ran off Hawaii Belt Road at Maulua Gulch, police said.

He was not injured.

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