POSTED: 11:37 a.m. HST, Dec 27, 2010
Authorities have charged a 72-year-old Kapaau man with attempted murder and assault in connection with the stabbing of a 90-year-old woman in Kapaau.
North Kohala patrol officers on Christmas Eve responded to a report of a stabbing at an apartment complex on Ainakea Drive.
Officers found a 90-year-old woman who had been was stabbed multiple times in her apartment.
She identified her assailant as a neighbor who lives in the same complex. Officers arrested 72-year-old Raymond Talisay on suspicion of attempted murder.
Fire department personnel took the victim to North Hawaii Community Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition.
Detectives on Sunday charged Talisay with one count of attempted second-degree murder and one count of first-degree assault. Talisay was being held at the Kona Police Cellblock in lieu of $55,000 bail.