Grandson charged in slayings: Joshua Ho is accused of killing grandparents

  • courtesy photo Mayor Mitch Roth and wife, Noriko, left, pose with Jeff and Carla Takamine, right, in this undated photo.

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Joshua Makana Jiro Ho, 21, of Hilo was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and other offenses following an early morning incident Monday that led to the death of his grandparents, Jeffrey Yoshio Takamine and Carla Kayoko Takamine.