Christopher Roy Howlind Identified As Suspect Charged With Second-Degree Murder Of Mother-In-Law In Puna

According to Hawaii Island police, the suspect who allegedly committed a violent murder against his mother-in-law in Puna has been charged.

According to officials, Christopher Roy Howlind, a 52-year-old resident of Kurtistown, has been charged with second-degree murder on Thursday.

A bail of $1 million has been set for him.

Last week Friday, a disturbance at a residence in the Orchidland Estates neighborhood of Keaau prompted a response from law enforcement officials.

A man suspected in a gruesome murder in Puna was found alongside a large bloody sword, according to police.

According to the police, Howlind was discovered with a sizable sword next to him that was covered in blood. According to authorities, the individual was found with apparent injuries to his hands and was observed wearing bloodstained clothing.

The victim’s lifeless body was discovered with severe knife wounds to her neck, upper body, arms, and hands.

The victim has been identified by officials as Teri Lynn Apple, who is the mother-in-law of the individual involved.

According to an autopsy report, the cause of death for the 58-year-old individual was determined to be a result of “multiple chop wounds” and sharp-forced injuries.

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