Tourist charged in fatal Hawaii vacation rental fight

HONOLULU - A tourist from Pittsburgh has been charged with manslaughter after a deadly fight in a Hawaii vacation rental, police said.

A second tourist from Boston who had been arrested was released with no charges filed, police on the Big Island said Wednesday.

Police were called to a Kailua-Kona vacation rental early Monday where a 30-year-old man wasn’t breathing.

A preliminary investigation found that an argument between the men turned physical, police said.

Benjamin Fleming, 37, of Pittsburgh and Alexander Germany-Wald, 31, of Boston were arrested. Fleming was later charged while Germany-Wald was released after police conferred with prosecutors.

Fleming was scheduled for a court hearing Wednesday. It’s not clear if he has an attorney.

Germany-Wald couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

The identity of the victim was being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
Read more on Toronto Star
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
HONOLULU A Hawaii vacation for three tourists from the U.S. East Coast turned deadly after one of them became “psychotically” drunk, his friend testified Wednesday. Alexander Germany Wald of Montclair,...
HONOLULU Two visitors from the U.S. East Coast were under arrest for manslaughter after a deadly fight at a Hawaii vacation rental, police said. Big Island police were dispatched...
HONOLULU There is probable cause to charge a Pittsburgh tourist with manslaughter in the strangulation death of the college buddy he was vacationing with in Hawaii, a judge ruled...
Top Stories
Peter Wald s van can be seen in this photo taken on Google maps in 2011. The 51 year old s body was found in his Hamilton home last year. On Monday,...
LAS VEGAS Piecing together torn up jailhouse letters found in dormant files involving the 1986 disappearance of a 3 year old boy in Nevada yielded a possible confession that led to the...