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Court documents: Suspect in Waikiki stabbing confessed

By Gregg K. Kakesako

LAST UPDATED: 12:38 p.m. HST, Feb 13, 2014

A 45-year-old Waikiki man admitted to an arresting police officer that he stabbed a 34-year-old man Sunday night at a hostel near the Honolulu Zoo, according to court documents.

Charles Crawford is charged with second-degree attempted murder. Bail was set at $250,000.

 His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday.

Crawford allegedly admitted to stabbing Kevin Szal to police officers, who responded to reports of an argument just after 8 p.m. at the Hale Liu Hostel on Lemon Road

Crawford, in a police affidavit filed in District Court, told police: :"Officer, I knew he was gonna come back. I stabbed him."

A witness told police she saw Crawford standing over Szal holding a knife.

Another witness told police she saw Crawford chocking Szal.

When police arrived at the Lemon street hostel where Crawford lives, five or six men standing on the building's balconies told police Crawford "did it," the affidavit said.

Arresting officers said Crawford had blood on his left wrist.

Paramedics treated Szal for stab wounds and took him to a hospital in critical condition.

Crawford's criminal record include three felony convictions for burglary second-degree theft. He also was convicted for petty theft and criminal property misdemeanors.

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richierich wrote:
Awwww, and he looks like such a nice man too. We never would have suspected it.
on February 13,2014 | 12:04PM
Grimbold wrote:
Nice man, he should never ever be released from jail.
on February 13,2014 | 02:03PM
Taina4life wrote:
You shouldn't say that, first find out why would he do that. Maybe defending a loved one who knows
on February 17,2014 | 11:28AM
Taina4life wrote:
Yes he did seem so nice
on February 17,2014 | 11:27AM
Kumukai14 wrote:
Um, Mr.Kakesako...the word choking is spelled choking and not chocking. Just sayin'. Does your computer have spell check.
on February 13,2014 | 03:21PM
TigerEye wrote:
"Does your computer have spell check." Does your keyboard have a question mark key?
on February 13,2014 | 03:54PM
sailfish1 wrote:
There is such a word as "chocking". Maybe the guy was "chocking" the victim. Hahahaha!
on February 13,2014 | 06:27PM
KammyKam wrote:
Uhh do you have a life????
on February 13,2014 | 08:34PM
joeglick wrote:
Seems like a lot of negative news coming from Waikiki...... is it being exaggerated , or is it for real and being accurately reported.
on February 13,2014 | 05:36PM
Eradication wrote:
on February 13,2014 | 09:18PM
Taina4life wrote:
No such human should do what was done and I know there should be a reason behind this whole thing. Any one would do some stupid thing to defend them self or a loved one. I'm just say what was the cause of mr. Crawford to blank out in such an awful matter? Can any one answers this...
on February 17,2014 | 11:25AM
Taina4life wrote:
By the way how many years was he sentenced for.
on February 17,2014 | 11:26AM
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