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Charli Scott.  Homicide investigation underway. Graphics by Wendy Osher.
Police Reclassify “Charli” Scott Case as Homicide
March 7th, 2014 · 155 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (59) · Featured, Maui News

Maui police today re-classified the missing person case involving Carly “Charli” Scott as a homicide investigation.

Celestial Summer "Dove" Cassman. Family photo courtesy Santa Cruz Sentinel.
BRIEF: Santa Cruz Services Set For Attorney Slain on Maui
September 16th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News

Memorial services for Celestial Summer “Dove” Cassman will be held on Saturday, September 24 at Lighthouse Point in Santa Cruz…

Gerald W. Galaway Jr. appeared for an arraignment and plea hearing on September 13, 2011.  File photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Galaway Pleads Not Guilty, Jury Trial Ordered
September 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Featured, Maui News

Gerald W. Galaway Jr., 38, of Santa Cruz, California, pleaded not-guilty to the charges included in the grand jury indictment of second degree murder, attempted first degree sexual assault, and kidnapping.

Gerald Galaway. Photo courtesy Maui Police Department.
PHOTO: Galaway Arrested on Murder Charge, Court Date Set
September 12th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Featured, Maui News

Gerald W. Galaway Jr. was arrested at around 1:10 p.m. and is expected to appear in 2nd Circuity Court on Maui tomorrow morning.

County Prosecuting Attorney John D. Kim (left) and Defense Attorney William Sloper (right) appeared in a status hearing in District Court on Maui.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Grand Jury Indictment Handed Down in Maui Murder Case
September 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News

A grand jury indictment was handed down today in a case involving the death of a Santa Cruz woman on Maui. The defendant, Gerald W. Galaway Jr., who remains hospitalized at Maui Memorial Medical Center, is also being served with a grand jury warrant

Celestial S.D. Cassman. Image obtained from Cassman's law firm website.
Asphyxiation Cause of Death in Nakalele Murder
September 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

An autopsy report revealed that the cause of death was asphyxiation, according to Maui Police Lt. Wayne Ibarra.

Celestial Cassman, photo courtesy Hawaii News Now.
Criminal Complaint Filed in Nakalele Murder; Hearing Set
September 8th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

The complaint alleges the suspect intentionally, or knowingly restrained the victim with intent to inflict bodily injury upon her or subject her to a sexual offense.

Flowers were left at Nakalele point near the place where a woman's body was found following a domestic dispute.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Mainland News Outlets ID Nakalele Homicide Victim
September 6th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

The identity of a woman slain in an incident last week on Maui has not been released, but various mainland media outlets are reporting the victim to be an attorney from Santa Cruz, California.

Identity of Victim Released in Maui Murder Investigation
Identity of Victim Released in Maui Murder Investigation
October 19th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Featured, Maui News

Maui Police have identified the victim in an ongoing homicide investigation as 45-year-old Alan Vegas of Kaupo. Authorities say the man died as a result of a single gunshot wound which in turn caused internal bleeding. The incident was reported Sunday morning (October 18, 2009) in the remote East Maui town of Kaupo. The male […]