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Sunday, May 20, 2012

[CA] Retired LAPD Detective DeJarnette arrested again about the homicide of his wife Yu

Retired Los Angeles Police Detective Daniel DeJarnette was first arrested as a suspect in his wife Yu's death back in 2006 shortly after she was found to be mortally wounded with extensive head injuries. I couldn't find anything on Yu, except as a victim of this crime. I hoped to find something on her as a woman, mother, friend, and daughter - as someone who lived.

Thank you to the law enforcement officers involved in reviving this case and seeking charges. I pray that you will be successful in proving whatever it is that is true.

Los Angeles Times
By Andrew Blankstein
May 17, 2012
[Excerpts] A retired LAPD homicide detective was arrested this week in the fatal beating of his wife in Hawaii six years ago. He had been a suspect since her death. Dan DeJarnette, 59, was taken into custody without incident Monday night at his home on the Big Island in connection with the slaying of his wife, Yu Dejarnette. He appeared in a Hawaii courtroom Tuesday to face formal charges. He said at the time of her November 2006 death that he had awakened and found her lying on a lava embankment about 20 feet from the couple's home in Ka'u on the southern end of the island. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. DeJarnette told patrol officers that his 56-year-old wife had been hurt in an accident. But an autopsy determined that she died from head trauma. DeJarnette was booked on suspicion of murder — and then released because of lack of evidence. But authorities took another look at the case in January. After additional investigation that included testing of DNA evidence, prosecutors secured an indictment against DeJarnette from a Hawaii grand jury... He is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail... [Full article here]

FROM 2006

Honolulu Advertiser
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
[Excerpts] KEALAKEHE, Hawai'i - A 53-year-old Ka''u man was arrested yesterday as a suspect in his wife's alleged murder. Yu Dejarnette, 56, was found Sunday on the side of an embankment... Her husband has not been charged but remains in custody at the Kona police cellblock. Anyone with information on the case should call detective Jefferson Grantz of the West Hawai'i Criminal Investigation Section... [Full article here]

Honolulu Advertiser
Nov 17, 2006
[Excerpts] Big Island detectives released Daniel Dejarnette, 53, of Ka'u, last night after he was arrested Tuesday as a murder suspect in the death of his wife Yu Dejarnette, 56. Daniel Dejarnette's release came at 8:30 p.m... An autopsy conducted on the victim indicated that the cause of death was due to the extensive head injuries that she sustained... [Full article here]
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