A man who allegedly threw a boy off a pedestrian freeway overpass yesterday was occasionally asked to care for the toddler and recently had been sent for psychiatric evaluation, police said.
Matthew M. Higa, a 23-year-old Roosevelt High School graduate, was arrested yesterday in connection with the death of the boy.
Higa allegedly dropped the toddler 30 feet from the Miller Street overpass onto H-1 Freeway at about 11:40 a.m. where one or two west-bound cars struck the boy. The toddler was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:07 p.m. The medical examiner did not release the name of the child.
I've got to say that when I heard about this I didn't know how to react. Even though I got stuck in the resulting traffic (2 hours to go 4 miles) it was impossible to get even remotely angry.
Its been a bad few days for senseless deaths in Hawai'i. On Monday night a 30 year old mother of five was beaten to death on a street with a shotgun by her ex-boyfriend after he chased down with his SUV and crashed into her car repeatedly. A 69 year old man was seriously injured trying to help her.
I really don't understand what is wrong with some people these days!!