Posted at 4:51 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Police start homicide probe into beating-related death
Advertiser StaffHonolulu police today opened a homicide investigation into the death of an 18-year-old Kailua man, who was beaten July 22 in Nanakuli and never regained consciousness.
Alexander Saballa died at 8 p.m. yesterday at The Queen's Medical Center.
An autopsy today determined Saballa died of "multi-organ failure due to complications of blunt-trauma injuries of the head due to assault." The manner of death is listed as a homicide, according to the Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office.
Detective Larry Tamashiro, acting supervisor of police homicide investigations, said the case was initially investigated as a first-degree assault. Saballa was beaten by several unknown men near BK Superette, 87-1680 Farrington Highway.