2 Charged in Horrific Murder of Hawaii Teacher

She was killed in vacation home she was cleaning
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2017 1:13 AM CST
2 Charged in Horrific Murder of Hawaii Teacher
This photo provided by the Honolulu Police Department Records & ID Division shows Stephen Brown.   (Honolulu Police Department Records & ID Division via AP)

Two suspects have been arrested in the horrific murder of a teacher in Hawaii who was cleaning vacation homes for extra income. Police say the body of 51-year-old Telma Boinville was found inside a vacation rental in Pupukea on Oahu's North Shore Thursday. She had been beaten to death, apparently with a baseball bat. Her uninjured 8-year-old daughter was found tied up in another room with duct tape over her mouth. Stephen Brown, 23, and girlfriend, Hailey Dandurand, 20, were charged on Saturday with offenses including second-degree murder, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports.

Boinville's body was found by visitors from Australia. "They tied up my daughter and they beat my wife to death with a baseball bat," Boinville's husband, Kevin Emery told reporters Thursday. "They won't even let me in the house because it's so bad." Hours after Emery issued a call for assistance on social media that included a description of Boinville's stolen truck, Brown and Dandurand were arrested near a Walmart where the vehicle was found, Hawaii News Now reports. A crowd of more than 60 people shouted angrily at the pair as they were taken away. Sources tell KHON2 that Dandurand had Boinville's credit card on her and both Dandurand and Brown had dried blood on their hands. (More Hawaii stories.)

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