Life sentence in downtown Hilo murder

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    Curtis Q. Hodges, left, stands with his court-appointed attorney, Stanton Oshiro, on Wednesday in Hilo Circuit Court.



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    Todd McDonald, who had been in a relationship with murder victim Danielle Caron, stood in the courtroom gallery while holding a photo of her during the sentencing hearing Wednesday.

The daughter of a 49-year-old woman who was stabbed to death 2 1/2 years ago in downtown Hilo said she is counseling other people who are family of homicide victims.