Telma Boinville, 51, (pictured) was killed in a rental home that she had been cleaning Thursday in Honolulu, Hawaii last Thursday
The two suspects charged in the murder of a 51-year-old Hawaiian house cleaner begged police to end their life following their arrest.
Stephen Brown, 23, and Hailey Kai Dandurand, 20, were silent during their court appearance Monday on charges of second-degree murder, burglary and kidnapping from the Honolulu holiday home homicide of Telma Boinville last Thursday.
The victim’s eight-year-old daughter, Makana, was found uninjured but tied up in a separate room with a bag placed over her head.
After being taken into custody, Brown told an officer: ‘Just shoot me, I deserve this,’ court documents revealed.
Dandurand added: ‘Can you just pull your gun out and shoot me in the head? My life is over after today.’
The statements made by the suspects may lead ‘any defense counsel to file a motion arguing that the client was insane at the time and also a motion arguing whether or not the client was competent,’ law professor at University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, Ken Lawson, told KHON2.
Honolulu Police Deputy Chief John McCarthy said Boinville’s body was discovered by renters when they returned to their residence, horrified.
Makana identified Brown and Dandurand in social media photos after describing the green-haired male and the pictured female suspect who she said were ‘covered in blood and took her into the house, and tied her up,’ according to the news station.
‘Just shoot me’: Suspect in Hawaii house cleaner murder, Stephen Brown, (shown in court Monday) pleaded cops to ‘end it all’ after his arrest last Thursday, admitted he deserved it
Second suspect and Brown’s girlfriend, Hailey Dandurand, also told police: ‘Can you just pull your gun out and shoot me in the head? My life is over after today’
A backpack left by Brown also included his identification card, court documents revealed.
The couple were tracked down by police in Mililani late Thursday after they sped off in the dead woman’s vehicle.
As Brown and Dandurand were hauled into police cruisers and driven away, more than 60 onlookers shouted angrily at the accused killers.
‘Good job, cops!’ one onlooker yelled, while others shouted obscenities at the pair.
Officials said Dandurand was also arrested for car theft, while Brown was taken into custody for a warrant and criminal property damage after he kicked out the window of a police vehicle.
The victim was found along with her daughter (shown with mom in an older Facebook photo) uninjured but tied up in a different room with a bag placed over her head
The murder happened in was a vacation property near Honolulu on the North Shore
Brown and Dandurand (shown together) were taken into custody after they were located in the dead woman’s car
The male suspect was arrested later in the day and bystanders yelled obscenities at him as he left
Kevin Emery, the victim’s husband, had confirmed to the Hawaii News Now he was banned from entering the home because the bloody scene was so horrific.
‘They tied up my daughter and they beat my wife to death with a baseball bat,’ he said at the time. ‘They won’t even let me in the house because it’s so bad.’
The motive of the couple still remains unclear.
Court documents obtained by KITV show Brown was arrested in June after his ex-girlfriend alleged abuse by him.
The unnamed woman claimed he repeatedly punched her in the face and tried to choke her.
Telma Boinville’s eight-year-old daughter was tied up in another room with a bag on her head
Police found the two suspects in Boinville’s car at a Walmart parking lot in Mililiani, Hawaii
Locals in the North Shore neighborhood ended up jeering at the suspect who was arrested
The Department of Public Safety told the network that Brown posted bail from OCCC in July while awaiting trial.
‘The last time I talk to him, he told me that he didn’t have a job and he was very suicidal and that he was planning to do death by cop, something stupid like pretending you have a gun so the cop will shoot you, so I think this is his plan so he gets beaten to death in prison,’ the woman told the news station.
Heartbroken family members to the late Boinville called upon the public for further help on social media last week.
‘Pray for my family. Pray for my twin brother Kevin Emery, and his little Keiki,’ said the victim’s brother-in-law, Brian Emery.
Boinville moved from Brazil to Hawaii in the 1990s and had been employed as a part-time teacher at Sunset Beach Elementary School in Pupukea before her tragic passing.
Brian told the Associated Press his relative was a lover of surfing, running, yoga, martial arts and baking.
Hawaii Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said her sudden loss has ‘deeply affected’ the community.
‘Sunset Beach Elementary has additional counselors and behavioral health specialists available to help students, staff and their families.’
A GoFundMe page was created on behalf of Boinville’s daughter, Makana.
The fundraiser received $91,422 by Wednesday afternoon.
A GoFundMe page was created for the victim’s eight-year-old daughter Makana (shown right in a current photo)