A 51-year-old Pahoa man is in police custody on suspicion of beating a housemate to death with a baseball bat at a Hawaiian Shores subdivision home.
Police say Stanley Marion Cummins turned himself in Saturday morning at the Pahoa police station.
Officers responded shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday to the residence. The victim, said to be a man in his 30s, was discovered in bed with apparent traumatic injuries to his head and face area consistent with a beating.
Police and fire department medics performed CPR, unsuccessfully. The victim was pronounced dead at 12:05 p.m. at Hilo Medical Center.
His identity is being withheld pending notification of relatives.
An autopsy is scheduled to determine exact cause of death.
Cummins was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.