3 charged with murder of ‘severely malnourished’ 9-year-old girl

The girl was rushed to a hospital, where she later died

These booking photos released by Hawai’i Police Department shows Henrietta Stone on Friday, July 14, 2017, on Hawaii’s Big Island. Stone, along with her daughter Tiffany Stone and Kevin Lehano, was charged with murder after allegedly starving Tiffany Stone’s and Lehano’s 9-year-old daughter. (Hawai’i Police Department via AP)

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii father, mother and grandmother are charged with murder after allegedly starving a 9-year-old girl.

Police on Hawaii’s Big Island on Friday arrested 49-year-old Kevin Lehano (leh-hah-noh), 33-year-old Tiffany Stone and 59-year-old Henrietta Stone.

Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth, reading from a grand jury indictment, says they are accused of denying the girl food, water and medical treatment for about a year before she died in June 2016.

Police say officers and firefighters called to the Hilo (hee-low) home found the severely malnourished and unconscious girl lying on the floor. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

It was not clear if the suspects have attorneys. They are being held at a police cellblock on $100,000 bail each. Court hearings are scheduled for Monday.

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