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Hawaii police make arrest in woman’s purse snatching death

August 13, 2019

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police have arrested a teenager in connection with the death of a woman who died from injuries suffered when her purse was snatched, a report said.

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy Saturday on suspicion of manslaughter in the death of 85-year-old Dolores Corpus, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.

Police did not identify the teenager.

Authorities say 82-year-old John Corpus and his wife were on an early-morning walk three blocks from their Oahu home July 21 when a bicyclist snatched her purse and fled.

John Corpus told police he did not see the theft in the Kalihi neighborhood as his wife walked ahead of him, but found her lying in the crosswalk.

Her purse containing $2,000 in cash was missing, police said.

The couple walked home and called police. Emergency Medical Services responded to treat Dolores Corpus’ injuries, officials said. She was taken to a hospital where she died four days later from bleeding in the brain, police said.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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