Says Munet befriended family; stayed after murder

Fallau’s mother, sister shocked by Teddy Munet's escape

Published  6:30 PM HST Feb 20, 2013
Fallau family members
HONOLULU -

“We saw the news and I knew it was my son,” said Linda Johansen.

It's been seven months since the body of Johansen's son Billy Fallau was found at Kawainui State Park Reserve.

“It's really really hard to grasp so,” Johansen trailed off.

She returned home Wednesday morning to the news that the man accused of murdering Billy was on the loose.

“When I walked in the door my daughter she said Teddy escaped. I was like what? What!” she said.

“I hope he rots. I literally hope he rots. I'm never gonna get that chance to tell my brother that I love him,” said Billy’s sister Melissa Fallau.

She said Munet stayed with her family for five days after the murder, offering sympathy and support, but never letting on anything was wrong.

“He betrayed us. He took my brother away from us and we don't know why,” she said.

More shocking may be the account of what happened.

Court documents revealed a witness saw Munet shoot Fallau in the back of the head.

The witness said he turned to him, and said with an "evil look” and said, "This is what Billy Fallau's blood tastes like."

“That's a monster you know. That's not human,” said Johansen.

She said she feared more for her family than herself and was in disbelieve the man she calls a monster became the target of a manhunt.

“I can't imagine how he escaped,” she said.

“What were the guards doing? Where were they?” said Fallau.

“He's in there for murder. You think they'd have a little better grip on the situation,” said Johansen.

“She knows that Teddy is a bad man,” said Fallau holding a picture of his brother with his 5-year-old daughter.

Now, in their family home, they wait for word and they wait for news, left to be reminded of the horrors that have already happened.

“He had no idea his life was going to end there,” said Johansen.

Munet has arrests dating as far back as 2001.

He has five convictions, including three for auto theft.

In addition to the second degree murder charge, he also faces several firearms and drug related charges. 

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