fatal

Excessive drinking preceded fatal Kona vacation rental fight

A 37-year-old Pittsburgh man appeared Wednesday in District Court for a preliminary hearing on a charge of manslaughter stemming from an altercation at a Kailua-Kona vacation rental that resulted in the death of his roommate.

Benjamin Fleming was arrested March 29 after Hawaii Police Department officers were called to the Kona Mansions Condominiums for an unconscious man who was not breathing. Medics, who were already on the scene, determined that the victim, identified as 30-year-old Abhishek Gupta, also of Pittsburgh, was already deceased.

Alexander Germany-Wald of Montclair, New Jersey, the third roommate took the stand to relay his version of

read more

Two men arrested after fatal stabbing in Cedar Rapids hotel room

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two men are in custody following a fatal stabbing in a Cedar Rapids hotel room.

According to Cedar Rapids police, officers were called to the Residence Inn, 1900 Dodge St. NE, just after midnight Monday for a report of a stabbing. Police and first responders found a 33-year-old man there suffering from a stab wound to his upper torso. First responders tried unsuccessfully to provide care to the man, whose identity is being withheld at this time, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said several people were in the room at the time of

read more

Tourist from Boston released after arrest in connection with fatal Hawaii vacation rental fight

A tourist from Pittsburgh has been charged with manslaughter after a deadly fight in a Hawaii vacation rental, police said.

A second tourist from Boston who had been arrested was released with no charges filed, police on the Big Island said Wednesday.

Police were called to a Kailua-Kona vacation rental early Monday where a 30-year-old man wasn’t breathing.

An autopsy showed that Abhishek Gupta of Pittsburgh was strangled, police said.

A preliminary investigation found that an argument between the men turned physical, police said.

Benjamin Fleming, 37, of Pittsburgh and Alexander Germany-Wald, 31, of Boston were arrested. Fleming was later

read more

Tourist charged in fatal Hawaii vacation rental fight

HONOLULU (AP) — A tourist from Pittsburgh has been charged with manslaughter after a deadly fight in a Hawaii vacation rental, police said.

A second tourist from Boston who had been arrested was released with no charges filed, police on the Big Island said Wednesday.

Police were called to a Kailua-Kona vacation rental early Monday where a 30-year-old man wasn’t breathing.

An autopsy showed that Abhishek Gupta of Pittsburgh was strangled, police said.

A preliminary investigation found that an argument between the men turned physical, police said.

Benjamin Fleming, 37, of Pittsburgh and Alexander Germany-Wald, 31, of Boston were arrested.

read more

Woman shot to death at downtown Boston hotel, 1 of 2 fatal shootings Thursday night

A woman was shot to death at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Boston late Thursday night, according to Boston police.



a fire truck parked in front of a building: Scene of a shooting at Hyatt Downtown Boston Hotel.


© Steve Cooper, 7 News via Twitter
Scene of a shooting at Hyatt Downtown Boston Hotel.

The hotel incident was one of two fatal shootings in Boston Thursday night. Just over an hour prior, a man was shot to death in Dorchester.

For the hotel shooting, authorities were called to 1 Avenue de Lafayette around 11:26 p.m. for a report of someone shot. Police found a woman with a gunshot wound; she was pronounced dead on scene.

read more