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Man charged with attempted murder in Kaimuki stabbing

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:15 a.m. HST, Nov 05, 2012

A 19-year-old man has been charged with stabbing his 70-year-old grandmother last week in her Waialae Avenue apartment.

Charles "Kealii" Amoy was charged with second-degree attempted murder on Sunday. His bail was set at $500,000.

Aileen H. Amoy was taken to Queen’s Medical Center with multiple stab wounds at 1 a.m. Friday. The stabbing occurred 3002 Waialae Ave., a three-story apartment building behind Sakura Restaurant & Pupu Bar.

Police said neighbors heard a woman screaming for help. 

The suspect was caught at about 6 p.m. Friday in the University area after police issued an alert about the stabbing. Amoy was arrested for investigation of second-degree attempted murder.

Friends said the victim had lived in the three-story building for more than 20 years and has always been there to help her grandson, 

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hanoz808 wrote:
disguisting person
on November 5,2012 | 07:33AM
allie wrote:
meth head..nothing is ever done about it out here
on November 5,2012 | 12:00PM
Shh wrote:
Do you know that for a fact that he was on drugs??? I didn't see that it was stated anywhere in this article. Tsk Tsk...You shouldn't assume things. Just wait for the facts first.
on November 5,2012 | 01:21PM
allie wrote:
educated guess
on November 5,2012 | 03:05PM
Anonymous wrote:
What's so educated about that guess....your comments here are about as educated as your comments about athletics...go away!
on November 5,2012 | 09:06PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Was anything mentioned about the cause of this attack? Drugs, bipolar, etc.?
on November 5,2012 | 07:59AM
false wrote:
Got to be drugs. Grandma was trying to help the kid but drugs won. The kids a POS for doing this.
on November 5,2012 | 09:30AM
allie wrote:
on November 5,2012 | 10:55AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Too bad there is no capital punishment for crumbs like this..
on November 5,2012 | 09:59AM
Grimbold wrote:
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on November 5,2012 | 10:26AM
autumnrose wrote:
His parents & grandparents & great -grandparents could all make the same excuse.....
on November 5,2012 | 12:27PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Guarantee - it'll be related to crystal meth.
on November 5,2012 | 10:29AM
allie wrote:
true,,,,very common out here
on November 5,2012 | 10:56AM
Shh wrote:
It's a possibility but can't say for sure until all the facts come out.
on November 5,2012 | 01:22PM
allie wrote:
but we can conjecture...
on November 5,2012 | 03:06PM
lee1957 wrote:
Nice facial hair, makes him look like a juvenile delinquent.
on November 5,2012 | 10:32AM
Rivergrouch wrote:
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on November 5,2012 | 11:54AM
Ldub20_Owl316 wrote:
Lifetime of solitary confinement would suit me for him.
on November 6,2012 | 12:11AM
gari wrote:
so waste ful just like the crime at tantalus ...and they can just say sorry and go on...
on November 5,2012 | 12:17PM
NotNasti wrote:
Mental illness is not something you can control, and is often misunderstood by the families trying to help that person out. If you saw the witness accounts on the news about his changing behavior in school and at the apartment, Amoy was displaying the classic signs of Schizophrenia, which for men manifests itself in their late teens to early twenties. As his mental state began deteriorating a few months ago, he needed medication and hospitalization. As caring and forgiving as his grandmother was, she would not have been able to help him without proper psychiatric treatment. Both his cognitive (ability to tell right from wrong) and volitional (ability to refrain from doing wrong) capacities were substantially impaired. This concept is really hard to comprehend and understand, unless you or a family member suffers from this illness, or if you work in the mental health field, of which I am peripherally involved.
on November 5,2012 | 01:58PM
sak wrote:
Yes, but in my limited experience in life at the age of 59(Non-medical), with family and friends having gone thru these similar issues, medication has a better chance to help improve and control somewhat all of the above that you mentioned. "IF", and when they follow the prescription, and are willing to do as the Doctors state and don't mix their Meds. with Alcohol or Drugs or refuse to take them as prescribed. That's more than likely what happened in this instance, when Grandma finally learned how to say "NO", when he needed money for his next fix. Knowing the money would just contribute to his habit and buy more drugs. My prayers go out to grandma and her grandson.
on November 5,2012 | 09:17PM
tobyclairmont wrote:
What kind of person stabs his grandmother? Say goodbye and go directly to prison.
on November 5,2012 | 04:07PM
Anonymous wrote:
Read my comment above. You obviously have no understanding of mental illness. It can happen to anyone.
on November 5,2012 | 07:14PM
tobyclairmont wrote:
Mental illness may be the cause, none the less he needs to be locked-up.
on November 5,2012 | 09:20PM
GorillaSmith wrote:
It's a sad comment on our society when a 70-year old woman is stabbed to death in her own residence. Disgusting.
on November 5,2012 | 10:29PM
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