3-31-21 Visitor Charged with Manslaughter (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section – Area II
Lieutenant Edwin A. Buyten
Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 266
Report No.: 21-024773

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 37-year-old Benjamin Fleming of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with manslaughter in connection with the death of a 30-year-old man following an altercation that took place Monday, March 29, 2021, in Kailua-Kona.

On Monday, March 29, Fleming was arrested along with 31-year-old Alexander Germany-Wald, of Boston, Massachusetts, on suspicion of manslaughter.   

After further investigation and conferral with prosecutors, on Tuesday, March 30, Germany-Wald was released from police custody with no charges and detectives charged Fleming with manslaughter. His bail was set at $250,000 and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for this morning, March 31, 2021.

The identity of the 30-year-old male victim is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

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