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Posted: Monday, June 23rd, 2014 11:49 AM HST

Woman's death reclassified as a homicide

By 67AM KPUA News

Police have re-classified the deeath of a Wainaku woman, who mysteriously died nine months after her daughter was beaten to death from a coroners inquest to a homicide.

20-year old Sommer Ferreira was found dead in the laundry room at the Riverside Apartments on September 20, 2011. Ferreiras 18-month old daughter Pomaikai died in January from injuries caused by repeated abusive head trauma, just days after being admitted to the hospital. Ferreiras former live-in boyfriend Xavier Cortez Jr. has been charged with second degree murder in the case and will be tried in October.

Police say Ferreiras case was re-classified after receiving new information and a suspect has been identified.



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