Man charged in connection with deadly beating in downtown

downtown murder suspect uncompressed

A man charged with murder in connection with a beating in downtown Honolulu made his first court appearance Friday morning.

Court documents say on the night of Thursday, July 17, 35-year-old Michael Abella attacked 57-year-old Shelton Higa while Higa was sitting on a sidewalk in Chinatown.

Higa was taken to the hospital but his condition worsened and he died Thursday.

Abella was then re-arrested and charged with murder.

His bail has been set at $200,000.

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