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Man charged with attempted murder in 'unprovoked' attack

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:37 p.m. HST, Apr 21, 2012

A 24-year-old homeless man is charged with second-degree attempted murder  in an unprovoked knife attack on another man in Kalihi early Thursday morning.

John Posco Sukuruta, 24, no local address, is also being held on a contempt warrant. Baill is set at  $77,000.

Police arrested Sukuruta in Chinatown at 2:05 a.m. — about 45 minutes after an attack on a man who had just parked his car in front of Mayor Wright Homes.

Police said a man approached the 30-year-old man at 1:38 a.m. and without provocation stabbed him on his left cheek two times and then stabbed him two more times on his left shoulder while cussing at him.

Patrol officers found the suspect on North King Street at 2:05 a.m. Witnesses positively identified the suspect. A knife was found in the area just a few feet away from where the suspect was detained.

Sukurta has two petty misdemeanor theft and one criminal property damage convictions.

Paramedics took the victim to a hospital in serious condition with several stab wounds. He was later upgraded to stable condition.

It was the third stabbing at or near the public housing complex in the past year.


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laachang wrote:
See what happens when they are allowed to freely migrate here and live off our welfare system. Now he will get the added benefit of "living" in our prison system while we the taxpayers pay for that too!!
on April 21,2012 | 06:41AM
cojef wrote:
Guess he got tired of living on the streets, fending for himself and now wants a roof over his head. Pretty shrewd guy, showers priveleges, 3 sqaure meals, hi-definition TV with all its accouterments, and even meth if you got the dough. What more do you need feeding on the public trough.
on April 21,2012 | 07:13AM
sgiancat wrote:
There are some serious social issues that need to be addressed with the micronesian population here....
on April 21,2012 | 09:33AM
soundofreason wrote:
Don't you mean "See what happens when they are allowed to freely migrate here and KILL off our welfare system." :/
on April 21,2012 | 09:37AM
bigislandkurt wrote:
Last I checked, there are way more crimes being committed by local Hawaii folks than Micronesian transplants. It's just that you see way more STORIES in the media about the later.
on April 21,2012 | 09:38AM
Usagi336 wrote:
More Hawaii local folks here than micronesians so I can understand that more crime committed by us. But it just seems that Micronesians are fond of sharp objects when committing crimes, and that's what gets the headlines.
on April 21,2012 | 10:09AM
Heinbear wrote:
Why can't our lawmakers do something that would allow involuntary commitment of mentally ill people!
on April 21,2012 | 07:06AM
soundofreason wrote:
Wouldn't that cause the demise of the pro-rail crowd?
on April 21,2012 | 10:01AM
stanislous wrote:
When is Hawaii going to allow concealed carry permits?
on April 21,2012 | 08:03AM
islandsun wrote:
Send him back and put him on the no fly list...
on April 21,2012 | 08:25AM
soundofreason wrote:
Send him up in a plane - toss him out - see if he can "no fly" now.
on April 21,2012 | 09:43AM
HD36 wrote:
At least allow tasers like most states.
on April 21,2012 | 09:25AM
soundofreason wrote:
Somtimes it's just better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Also better to be judged by 12 than carried by six. Get my drift?
on April 21,2012 | 10:03AM
HD36 wrote:
Exactly, I eas going to the shooting range and forgot I left it in my car. When he came at me with the knife I beleived he was going to kill me or seriously injure me.
on April 21,2012 | 12:42PM
soundofreason wrote:
Now you're catching on.
on April 21,2012 | 06:43PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
His history shows past convictions for theft and criminal property damage. We should have a registry for all criminals. I want to know where the burglars are so that I can keep an eye on them. Burglars and drug dealers have a high rate of re-offending. Just look at the news every day. We see a lot of burglars and thieves with long rap sheets.
on April 21,2012 | 10:42AM
CartwrightPark wrote:
The people of Hawaii have spoken. Something must be done with regard to the rediculously large influx of Micronesians that do nothing more than come to Hawaii NOT to better their lives but to leach off our public services and commit crimes. Can't they stay in Micronesia if they want to do such unproductive things? Do the people of Hawaii a favor, either shape up or ship out because we're sick of it.
on April 21,2012 | 11:34AM
cojef wrote:
Our "Big Brother" government created the problem when "IT" conducted 2 nuclear bomb tests in their homeland which resulted in radiation contamination. It is alright or us to test nuclear weapons, but others cannot. The Federal government dumped the immigration problem on Hawaii. These are individuals who have no place to live. All Micronesians are not irresponsible, unfortunately the few have tarnished the innocent. Sure I have no tolerance for criminals but not their ethnicity. See my post above.
on April 21,2012 | 12:32PM
busterb wrote:
Assign the guy to community service. Tackling dummy for Coach Chow and the boys.
on April 21,2012 | 01:55PM
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