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Hawaii island man charged with convenience store stabbing

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 6:30 a.m. HST, Feb 16, 2012

Hawaii County police charged a 35-year-old  Ocean View man in connection with a stabbing Monday night  at a convenience store at the Ocean View Town Center. 

Biti Biti Jr. was charged with second-degree assault, driving under the influence and driving without a license. His bail was set at $6,500. 

Biti remains at the Kona police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for today. 

The victim, a 44-year-old Ocean View man, was released from Kona Community Hospital Wednesday after receiving treatment for his injuries.

The victim had been shopping with his wife at a convenience store when a man he knew confronted him and challenged him to a fight, police said. The acquaintance allegedly lunged at the victim and stabbed him on the left side of his body near the ribs. As the victim turned to flee, he was stabbed in the back of his neck. 

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