Man charged in Waikiki purse snatching death appears in court

The man accused of a purse-snatching in Waikiki that turned deadly, made his first court appearance Wednesday.

Josiah Figueroa is charged with manslaughter and robbery.

On Feb. 2, 52-year-old Jullie Stephenson was robbed and assaulted near the corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Hobron Lane.

She died a few weeks later from her injuries.

Figueroa remains in custody on $500,000 bail.

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