Family of Ewa Beach homicide victim speaks outUPDATED 10:23 PM HST Mar 25, 2014Video Transcript
they say beat a man and left him to die. Good evening, I'm Kenny Choi. And I'm Yunji de Nies...It all happened in the early hours of Sunday morning in Ewa Beach. KITV's Brenton Awa spoke with witnesses and the victim's family... in our top story tonight. Maria Gabriel can barely control her grief... Her sadness turns to anger... As she thinks of the men who killed her brother. 1314 "IN RETURN OF WHAT YOU DID TO HIM IT'S GOING TO BE BACK TO YOU BUT IT'S GOING TO BE TRIPLE TIMES FOR WHAT YOU DID SO YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CANNOT HIDE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS, THEY WILL FIND YOU." John Melvin Howard was 38-years-old... This photo was taken when he was 20 ... He lived in this house near Campbell High School. And his sister still can't understand why why someone would murder him... 1240 "HE DOESN'T MAKE TROUBLE, THE ONLY TIME HE DID THAT IS WHEN HE WAS DRINKING BUT HE DOESN'T BOTHER NOBODY." Witnesses say a black sports car pulled up at this curb on Komana street where Howard was standing in the early hours of Sunday morning. After a brief exchange of words -- witnesses tell us the car drove off and Howard started walking in the middle of this road. That's when witnesses say three men walked up to Howard -- and one of them kicked him in the sternum -- causing him to fall to the ground. His sister heard the commotion from her bedroom. 936 "AS I LOOKED OUT I SAW MY BROTHER WENT FALL BACK AND I RUN OUT FROM MY BEDROOM." 947 "AND I HEARD SOMEBODY SAY HE KNOCKED OUT, GOOD FOR YOU." Gabriel says the suspects drove off in a faded black -- two door sports car. That's when she ran out to check on her brother. 1031 "HE WAS ALREADY LAYING DOWN, GASPING FOR AIR SO WHEN I TRIED TO CALL HIM, HE'S NOT EVEN RESPONDING." Howard was taken to the hospital with injuries to his head and body. The 38-year-old died on Monday. But as an organ donor -- his family says his kidney and liver became gifts that helped give life to two others. Another clue for the public to look out for might be floating somewhere on social media. Witnesses told us one of the suspects took a photo of the victim on the ground before they left the scene. The suspects face a charge of murder in the second degree. If you have any information on this case -- you're asked to call Crime-stoppers.