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Grand jury indicts suspect in Kailua attempted murder

By Gregg K Kakesako

LAST UPDATED: 10:12 a.m. HST, Jun 25, 2014

An Oahu grand jury indicted a 55-year-old homeless man for allegedly attempting to suffocate a 65-year-old Kailua woman in her home while she was sleeping.

Darryl Thomas will be arraigned in Circuit Court on charges of second-degree attempted murder, first degree burglary and second-degree terroristic threatening after he is served with a bench warrant. He is being held in Oahu Community Correctional Center unable to post bail of $1 million.

According to a police affidavit, Thomas broke into the home of Wilma Kam just after midnight June 18 on Old Kalanianaole Road in Kailua.

Police said Thomas forced his way into the victim's second floor bedroom window, got on top of her and tried to gag her with a cloth.

Kam said that Thomas had been ordered to stay away from her and her home by the courts in September 2013.

Police found Thomas hiding in thick vegetation at 1:45 a.m. while searching Kam's property.

Police said Kam identified Thomas, and while being escorted by police to a car, Thomas allegedly yelled: "This ain't over, I am going to kill you and your family," while looking at the victim's home.

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cojef wrote:
Vindictive person.
on June 25,2014 | 10:27AM
ryan02 wrote:
He'll probably get probation. Or, he'll be found "not guilty" because he's crazy, sent to the mental hospital instead, where he will stay for a couple of months, and then be released back into the community.
on June 25,2014 | 10:42AM
HanabataDays wrote:
We cower in awe at your prophetic powers, O Karnak!
on June 25,2014 | 11:41AM
ryan02 wrote:
May LeBron slam dunk your cat.
on June 25,2014 | 12:59PM
AFishOutofH20 wrote:
on June 25,2014 | 02:37PM
AFishOutofH20 wrote:
How you figga????????
on June 25,2014 | 02:39PM
HD36 wrote:
Like a ......
on June 25,2014 | 04:13PM
iwanaknow wrote:
So.............he'll get a soft cot and 3 meals a day on taxpayers dime? Lucky we all live Hawaii?
on June 25,2014 | 03:09PM
false wrote:
Kumbaya you m--f--rs.
on June 25,2014 | 05:09PM
HD36 wrote:
Somebody must have called the cops but I doubt they could have gotten there in time if the guy was suffocating her. I 65 year old woman would have a hard time against him, so maybe someone came and helped her. Too bad she didn't have 9mm by her bed. When I took the gun safety class, a 70 year old women told me she was tired of drug addicts robbing her house.
on June 25,2014 | 07:24PM
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