HONOLULU (KHON2) — Joshua McPeek, 19, appeared in court on Monday, May 9 and pleaded not guilty to the murder of a 38-year-old woman in Makaha.

McPeek was arrested on Wednesday, April 20, after police found a woman beaten to death on Farrington Highway.

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The 38-year-old woman was identified as Michelle McPeek, the mother of Joshua McPeek.

The judge confirmed McPeek’s bail will remain at $1 million. His next court date is set for July 11, 2022.