A Bellevue woman who died in Hawaii after what local police call a domestic violence incident died from multiple blunt force and sharp force trauma to the head and neck, according to an autopsy performed Friday.
The woman, Susan Brockert, 44, died early Tuesday morning after being attacked at a resort in the Kohala Coast of Hawaii's big island, according to Hawaii Police.
Her boyfriend, Howard Philip Zimmerman—also known as Philip Howard Zimmerman— of Bellevue faces charges of second-degree murder, kidnapping, first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree criminal property damage, according to a press release from the Hawai'i Police Department.
Zimmerman and Brockert were registered at the resort, The Fairmont Orchid,
According to a story printed in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Joyce Seelen made a motion for no bail based on Zimmerman's criminal history, noting that he is on probation for misdemeanor domestic violence and cyber-stalking and had been ordered to take anger management courses, according to documents filed Thursday in South Kohala district court. At least four orders of protection have been taken out against him.
Brockert took out an order of protection against him in November, as shown in an email filed with court papers in Hawaii, according to the story.