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Entertainer charged in stabbing of girlfriend in Kahaluu

  • Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating island entertainer Kaipo Kapua who was last seen at his home in Kaneohe Sunday morning. (Honolulu Pulse file photo)

    Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating island entertainer Kaipo Kapua who was last seen at his home in Kaneohe Sunday morning. (Honolulu Pulse file photo)
  • 2013 October 11 - CTY - Kaipo Kapua. HPD mug.

    2013 October 11 - CTY - Kaipo Kapua. HPD mug.

A  26-year-old local musician was charged early this morning for allegedly stabbing his live-in girlfriend with an 8-inch butter knife Thursday.

Kaipo Kapua is charged with second-degree assault, two counts of terroristic threatening, and one count of abuse of a household member, according to police records.

Kapua had originally been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and kidnapping.

Kapua and his 23-year-old girlfriend got into an argument at about 9 a.m. Thursday, and the argument escalated, police said. Kapua then allegedly began choking the woman and threatened to kill her.

Police said she was stabbed in the right knee, causing a deep puncture wound.Police arrested Kapua Friday at 1:55 a.m. at the couple’s Kahaluu home.

He remained in police custody Saturday morning, unable to post $50,000 bail.

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