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Isaac Kalua III biography: 13 things about Waimānalo, Hawaii man, Isabella Kalua’s adoptive father


Isaac Kalua III is a Hawaiian man who also goes by Sonny Kalua. He is married to Lehua Kalua.

Sonny and Lehua live in Waimānalo, Oahu, Hawaii, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Isaac Kalua III (©Honolulu Police Department)
Isaac Kalua III (©Honolulu Police Department)
  1. Aside from Waimānalo, he has lived in other parts of Hawaii including Kihei, Kaneohe, Pearl Harbor and Hauula.
  2. He previously lived in Henderson, Nevada, USA.
  3. He worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Pearl Harbor.
  4. In 2001, he was convicted on three counts of terroristic threatening and sentenced to five years probation.
  5. In 2009, he and Lehua adopted one of Melanie Joseph‘s five daughters.
  6. In 2018, he and Lehua adopted two more daughters of Joseph including Ariel Sellers, who was born in 2015. He and his wife changed Sellers’ name to Isabella Kalua.
  7. In 2020, he and Lehua adopted another daughter of Joseph. In the same year, Isabella attended kindergarten at Waimānalo Elementary School via distance learning.
  8. In June 2021, he and Lehua requested to have Isabella withdrawn from public school to home-school the girl, who was then a first-grader.
  9. In August 2021, he and Lehua allegedly killed Isabella. The couple allegedly kept Isabella in a dog cage to stop the girl from searching for food. Isabella’s last appearance on home video surveillance systems was on August 18, 2021.
  10. At around 6:30 a.m. on September 13, 2021, he and Lehua reported Isabella missing. He and his wife told authorities that they last saw their adoptive daughter at around 9:00 p.m. on September 12, 2021 when they put the girl to bed.
  11. On the morning of November 10, 2021, Honolulu Police Department officers arrested him at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard while Lehua was arrested at their Waimānalo home.
  12. He was 52 years old when he was arrested on November 10, 2021. He is 9 years older than Lehua.
  13. On November 12, 2021, he and Lehua pleaded not guilty via an attorney. He and his wife both face second-degree murder charges in the death of Isabella. On November 26, 2021, he and his wife will appear in-person for their preliminary and probable cause hearing.

(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)


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