Homicide

Hawaii man charged in deaths of woman, 2 children

This photo provided by the Hawaii Police Department shows John Ali Hoffman. Officers on Friday, May 6, 2016 found a woman's body stuffed in the trunk of a car that was driving away from a house in a rural area of Hawaii's Big Island before walking into the home and coming across two juveniles dead. ohn Ali Hoffman was arrested on suspicion of three counts of murder and firearms offense. (Hawaii Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

This photo provided by the Hawaii Police Department shows John Ali Hoffman. Officers on Friday, May 6, 2016 found a woman's body stuffed in the trunk of a car that was driving away from a house in a rural area of Hawaii's Big Island before walking into the home and coming across two juveniles dead. ohn Ali Hoffman was arrested on suspicion of three counts of murder and firearms offense. (Hawaii Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Police say a Hawaii man arrested in connection with the deaths of a woman and two children has been charged.

The Hawaii Police Department says John Ali Hoffman faces several charges, including first-degree murder. The 49-year-old was arrested Friday.

The woman has not been publically identified pending family notification. Police say a boy and girl have not been identified.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1ZtG1q9) that the bodies were of Hoffman's wife and children.

Police say an autopsy found that the three died from gunshot wounds.

Hoffman was also charged with three counts of second-degree murder and the use of a firearm to commit a felony.

It's unclear whether he has an attorney.

Hoffman is being held on $2.75 million bond ahead of a court appearance set for Monday.