Hawaii Kai man charged with murder in fatal Makiki stabbing
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Hawaii Kai man charged with murder in fatal Makiki stabbing

  • COURTESY HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Ilai Luamanu was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the Aug. 7 stabbing death of Iosua Fiso, also known as Iosua Faipaua. The stabbing happened on Makiki Street after a confrontation with the suspect.

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A 28-year-old Hawaii Kai man was charged in the stabbing death of a 25-year-old man in Makiki last week.

Ilai Luamanu was charged Sunday for second-degree murder. His bail was set at $500,000.

Police said Iosua Fiso, also known as Iosua Faipaua, was stabbed on Aug. 7 on Makiki Street after a confrontation with the suspect. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

The Medical Examiner’s Office said the cause of death was a stab wound to the chest.

Police arrested the Luamanu at 10:40 p.m. Friday in the McCully-Moiliili area on suspicion of second-degree murder.

The 28-year-old man has a criminal record of second-degree theft, fourth-degree theft and promotion of a dangerous drug in the third degree.

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