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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 22, 2010

Dale ordered to stand trial for beating death

Advertiser Staff

Kevin H. Dale on Friday was ordered to stand trial on a charge of beating to death his former girlfriend who had obtained a restraining order against him.

A District Court judge heard testimony Friday from medical experts, police and neighbors of Dale before ruling there was sufficient evidence to bring him to trial.
The victim, Christi Hokoana, 33, died Jan. 15 of injuries received Jan. 9 at Dale’s Ala Wai Boulevard apartment.
Hokoana’s uncle and legal guardian obtained a restraining order in April 2009 against Dale forbidding him from having any contact with the victim until 2029.
The victim, who worked at Goodwill Industries, was mentally disabled.