- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - A Waianae man is charged with robbery and manslaughter in a violent Waikiki purse snatching.

Police say 24-year-old Josiah Figueroa was charged Tuesday.

Fifty-two-year-old Jullie Stephenson was walking to her Waikiki apartment on Feb. 2 when a man shoved her down from behind and grabbed her purse.

The grandmother of four broke her hip in the fall and started bleeding internally. Doctors placed her in a coma to protect her organs from further damage. She died Feb. 26.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Figueroa is being held on $500,000 bail. It’s not clear if he has an attorney.

Hawaii News Now reports photos from surveillance video taken at an ABC store near Stephenson’s apartment building helped police identify Figueroa.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide