A man has been indicted for manslaughter in the death of a volunteer school janitor.
Moses Henry, 29, was arrested the morning of Thursday, May 21, on suspicion of murder, but charged Friday, May 22, for manslaughter.
His bail was confirmed at $50,000.
The incident occurred on May 3, at around 4:20 a.m., outside Club Cleopatra on Dillingham Boulevard in Kalihi.
According to court documents, a witness saw a group of people in a verbal exchange with 53-year-old Anthony Corpuz.
The witness said after Corpuz made a derogatory remark, a man, later identified as Henry by three other people in the group, ran toward Corpuz and punched him in the face, which caused him to fall and hit his head.
Corpuz was hospitalized in critical condition and remained in a coma until he died on Sunday, May 17.
Corpuz’s family said he was there to collect cans and bottles, which he did regularly to support the family.
His sister, Virginia, said he left their apartment at around 3 a.m. “He doesn’t go inside the bar. They leave bags for him to pick up, recycle bottles. They always do that. Every Sunday he goes there. That’s his routine,” she told KHON2.
Corpuz was well-known at Kalakaua Middle School, where he volunteered after his regular shift working at Kokea Center.
After hearing what happened, students raised nearly $2,000 in two days for the Corpuz family.