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Police and Fire

For Thursday, July 21, 2011

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:53 p.m. HST, Jan 28, 2013

Stabbing generates charge of attempted murder

Update: On April 20, 2012, Circuit Court Judge Karen Ahn dismissed the attempted murder charge against Sujan Swearingen without prejudice, which means it could be reinstated later. Ahn dismissed the charge after the prosecutor asked to postpone the trial because the complainant could not be located, according to court documents. Swearingen, who had been held on $100,000 bail, was then released. 

Authorities have brought an attempted murder charge against a man accused of stabbing another man during an argument Monday in Waikiki.

Sujan Swearingen, who police say has no local address, is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail. He was charged Wednesday with second-degree attempted murder.

Police arrested Swearingen several minutes after a man in his 50s was stabbed about 5:45 p.m. Monday at Queen's Surf Beach.

The victim, who also has no local address, was reported in serious condition at the Queen's Medical Center after suffering multiple stab wounds.

Intoxicated bicyclist succumbs to crash injuries

A 24-year-old California man died Sunday after apparently falling off a bicycle while intoxicated in Kona.

Anthony Hernandez, 24, of Simi Valley, Calif., died of severe cranial cerebral injuries, the Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office said.

Hawaii County police said Hernandez fell off his bicycle Friday on Alii Drive and went to the hospital with extensive head and face injuries. He was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition and died about 9 a.m. Sunday.

Police said Hernandez was intoxicated.

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