Maui News

Couple Charged in Death of Maui Boy

May 31, 2012, 3:06 PM HST
* Updated June 1, 11:41 AM
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Kyle McKeown, courtesy photo.

Grace Lee-Nakamoto, courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

(Posted 3:03 p.m. 5/31/12)

The Maui couple arrested yesterday following the unexplained death of a four-year old boy, has since been charged with allegations of second degree murder.

Kyle McKeown, 32, and Grace Lee-Nakamoto, 27, (described by police as McKeown’s live-in girlfriend) were arrested on Wednesday morning and charged at around 2:15 this afternoon, in connection with the murder investigation.

Maui police say the child victim was brought in to the Maui Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday night at around 10:57 p.m. for treatment.

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According to police, the child sustained severe blunt force trauma to his internal organs, and subsequently succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, May 30, at around 4:33 a.m.

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Bail has since been set at $ 500,000 for each.

Both McKeown and Lee-Nakamoto remained in custody at last report.

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