Fallau's family host a prayer at site of his death

Family has harsh words for alleged killer

Published  10:50 PM HST Jul 27, 2012
Shooting victims family returns to the scene of the crime
KAILUA, Hawaii -

Fifty of William Fallau’s loved ones gathered at the site where he was killed to pray and remember the 29-year-old.

Honolulu police say Fallau was shot in the back of the head last Thursday at Kawainui State Park Reserve.  “Billy,” as he was referred to by family members, was a Castle High School grad and father of a 4-year-old daughter

“He’s 29-years-old and he’s got a little girl who’s going to grow up without a father,” said Melissa Fallau, the victim’s sister.

During the prayer Friday night, family members shared their favorite stories about Fallau. Loved ones want people to remember Billy for his life and not the way he violently died.

“I want people to remember Billy as the heart and strong person that he was,” said Linda Johansen, Fallau’s mother. “He was and loving person.”

Police arrested 29 year old Teddy Munet in connection to the crime. Fallau’s family says Munet had been living with them the last six months, even up to the day he was arrested. 

“I just couldn’t believe it,” said Charles Fallau, the victim’s father.  “You take someone in and be nice to them and they turn around and just ruin your life.”

 The victim’s sister also had some harsh words for Munet, the man she feels betrayed her. “I hope he rots, he doesn’t deserve the oxygen he’s breathing,” she said.  “He’s a monster.” 

Billy’s loved ones laid flowers near his final resting site. Park caretakers planted a Kukui Tree and cleaned the area with a Hawaiian blessing, hoping something positive can come out of a tragedy.

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