PAHOA, Hawaii – A defense attorney for a man accused of killing his wife and two children on the Big Island of Hawaii is asking for a panel of doctors to evaluate his mental fitness.
John Ali Hoffman was in court Monday where defense attorney Brian De Lima says he requested the evaluation. A June hearing is scheduled.
Hawaii News Now reports court documents say Hoffman called police saying intruders shot his wife.
Police say that when officers arrived, they found Hoffman driving away from the house. Police say a woman’s body was in the car’s trunk, and the bodies of a boy and girl were inside the Puna house.
Police identified the woman as Aracely Hoffman. Police say they were married in 2008. The children’s names haven’t yet been released.