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Man arrested in Friday slaying


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POSTED: Sunday, May 10, 2009

Police arrested a 44-year-old Waianae man yesterday in a beating death of a 49-year-old man in Maili Friday night.

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A 49 year old man is dead is after suspect Paul Kaeo repeatedly battered the victim with an iron bar.

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The suspect was arrested at about 11 a.m. yesterday on Kawili Street in Waianae on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Police said the attack occurred about 9:40 p.m. Friday in a pickup truck fronting the suspect's home on Hakeakea Street in Maili. The suspect is the husband of the victim's cousin, police said.

Responding to a report of an assault, emergency responders found the victim unconscious in the truck, wounded by strikes from a blunt object. He died at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.

The suspect had already fled the scene.

Police were investigating the cause of the fight and said there was a witness to the beating. A metal pipe believed to be the weapon was recovered at the scene.