PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A defense attorney for a man accused of killing a woman and two children on the Big Island of Hawaii is asking for a panel of doctors to evaluate his mental fitness.
John Ali Hoffman was in court Monday where defense attorney Brian De Lima says he requested the evaluation. A hearing is scheduled for June 14.
Hawaii News Now reports court documents say Hoffman called police saying intruders shot his wife.
Police say that when officers arrived, they found Hoffman driving away from the house. Police say a woman's body was in the car's trunk, and the bodies of a boy and girl were inside the Puna house.
A criminal complaint lists the woman's name is Aracely Del Carmen Monroy Urruela. The children's names haven't been released.