Oahu grand jury indicts man in connection to 1982 murder

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — An Oahu grand jury has indicted a man in connection to a murder that happened in the 80s.

Thomas Garner was indicted on suspicion of second-degree murder on Friday, June 18, for the death of Kathy Hicks in 1982.

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Hicks was strangeled to death, her body was dumped in Nuuanu. She had come to Oahu from Georgia to participate in a work event.

The case went unsolved for more than three decades. Police got a huge break when Garner was arrested for killing a woman in Florid and his DNA matched the Kathy Hicks murder.

Local authorities are trying to get Garner extradited to Oahu from Florida.

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