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Man charged with attempted murder in choking assault at Kailua home

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 5:17 p.m. HST, Jun 19, 2014

City prosecutors Thursday charged a 55-year-old man with attempting to kill a 65-year-old woman by attempting to strangle her in her Kailua home.

In addition to attempted second-degree murder, Darryl Thomas was charged with violating a temporary restraining order and first-degree terroristic threatening.

Thomas is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Police said Thomas allegedly forced his way into the woman's home at 12:21 a.m. and "restricted her airway while she was asleep."

The suspect, who did not list a home address, was arrested three hours after the alleged assault which police said occurred just after midnight Wednesday on Old Kalanianaole Road.

Police said the suspect and victim knew each other and the suspect may have worked for the victim in the past.

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