Co-defendant says he was offered $15K to kill victim



JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Patricia Wong listens at the defense table as her defense attorney, Aaron Wills, cross examines co-defendant Peter Fuerte Monday in Hilo Circuit Court.

JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Peter Fuerte, a co-defendant of Patricia Wong who testified against her as part of a plea deal with the state, answers a question from Deputy Prosecutor Annaliese Wolf on Monday in Hilo Circuit Court.

A man who has known Patricia Hanoa Wong since childhood testified Monday in Hilo Circuit Court that she offered him money “to take Buggy out.”