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Police and Fire

For Saturday, May 14, 2011

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services

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LAST UPDATED: 03:39 p.m. HST, May 16, 2011


A 27-year-old Kalihi man was charged yesterday morning in the stabbing death of his mother Wednesday morning at their Eluwene Street home.

Son charged in mom's death

Charlie D. Hernane is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail after being charged with second-degree murder. He will likely make his first appearance in Honolulu District Court early next week.

Teresita Hernane, 56, had a head wound and was pronounced dead at the home shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Charlie Hernane was found at about 11:40 a.m. at nearby Kalakaua Gym.

Family members said Teresita Hernane was separated from her husband and adopted Charlie Hernane, a relative of her husband, in the Philippines. The two moved to Hawaii in 1994. Charlie Hernane attended Farrington High School but dropped out. He returned to the Philippines for drug rehabilitation and returned to Honolulu, where he lived in a room with his mother, who was frail with kidney problems, family members said.

Woman held and charged in stabbing

A woman who allegedly stabbed the father of her 5-month-old child in Kailua has been charged with second-degree attempted murder.

Melissann R. Rosa, 20, of Waimanalo was being held at Oahu Community Correctional Center yesterday, unable to post $50,000 bail. She was charged Thursday.

The stabbing happened at about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at Kailua District Park.

Police arrived to find a man applying pressure to a stab wound on the left side of an 18-year-old man lying on his back, according to court documents. An officer noticed a woman pacing in the area watching the wounded man.

A third man told officers that the woman stabbed the man once in the left side of his chest, then threw the knife on the man.

Paramedics took him to the hospital in critical condition.

The woman and the victim have been in a relationship since September 2009 and have a 5-month-old child, court documents say.

NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

2 charged in goat killing

Authorities have charged two Kilauea men in connection with the slaying of a pregnant goat at a Kauai dairy.

Ryan Winchell and Russell Hoomanawa­nui, both 29, were each charged Wednesday with first-degree criminal property damage, second-degree theft, theft of livestock and a firearm offense. Winchell also was charged with storage of a firearm. Both men posted bail at $8,100 and $8,000 respectively.

On April 29, Louisa Wooton, co-owner of Kauai Kunana Dairy in Kilauea, went to check on her goats when she discovered 4-year-old Kaitlyn butchered with her organs left behind.

Kaitlyn was due to give birth to two kids in two weeks. Her collar was left hanging on a 5-foot-high, electric barbed-wire fence that encloses the 10-acre pasture.

Court records show Hoomanawanui has prior convictions of four petty misdemeanors, one of which involved harassment, and a misdemeanor for criminal contempt of court.

Both men are scheduled to be arraigned June 8 in District Court.

Drinking ends in shooting

An argument between two brothers who were drinking led to a shooting at a Waimea home yesterday morning, Hawaii County police said.

Police arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly shot his 22-year-old brother in the leg. Police said they went to a home on Alaneo Street in Waimea at 3:19 a.m. and learned that the brothers had argued while drinking with others in the garage.

Friends drove the victim to a hospital. The older brother left the home, but returned at about 6:40 a.m. and gave himself up to officers, police said.






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