Grand jury indicts Tongan brothers in deadly Hawai’i shooting

Fanaika Mateaki, 26, on the left faces first-degree murder charge and Paea Mateaki, 19, faces an attempted murder charge.Photo/Hawai’i Now

Two brothers of Tongan decent could face life imprisonment without parole after their indictment in the shooting death of a co-worker at Kakaako, Honolulu.

Fanaika Mateaki, 26, was charged Monday with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder and four firearms offenses, Hawai’i media reported.

The second suspect, Paea Mateaki, 19, was charged with second-degree attempted murder and two firearms offenses.

Fanaika allegedly shot to death his former co-worker — Ikaika Stone — last Friday and tried to shoot another man, but failed.

Prosecutors say Paea then grabbed the gun and also tried to shoot the other man, but failed.

The brothers remain in custody at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

They made their first court appearance on Tuesday.

A judge ordered a Tongan interpreter to be present at future court dates after the suspects failed to answer a question.

Fanaika’s bail is set at $1 million and Paea’s is $750,000.

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