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Kalihi man charged in stabbing death admits to chasing victim

By Gregg K. Kakesako

LAST UPDATED: 01:37 p.m. HST, Apr 22, 2013

The 21-year-old Kalihi man, accused of stabbing a 20-year-old Aiea man to death Friday night, said he chased the man because the victim threw bottles at him and his cousins.

Vainuupo Tosoga is being held on $150,000 bail after he was charged Saturday with second-degree murder of Jason Oliveros. The victim had been stabbed several times.

Tosoga entered a plea of not guilty at his initial District Court appearance Monday morning.

In a police affidavit filed in court police said were called to the Halona and Houghtailing street area at 3 a.m. Friday near the Lunalilo Freeway to investigate report of “a group of shirtless males chasing one shirtless male.”

Police found Oliveros with stab wounds lying on the side of the road. Oliveros was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:40 a.m.

A police officer at the scene said he saw the suspect “shirtless, sweating, breathing heavily with bloody hands, leg and shoulder” on Mookaula Street at Moowa Street across from the Lunalilo Freeway where the victim’s body was found, the court document said.

The suspect was wearing red shorts — matching the description a witness earlier gave of the man who had fled Halona Street following a fight.

Three witnesses identified the suspect as one of the men chasing the victim.

The suspect also told police that he was chasing a man by the freeway because “the male threw bottles at him and his cousins.”

Tosoga was arrested at 4:29 a.m. at Mookaula and Moowa streets.

Police also arrested a 19-year-old Kalihi man Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder, but he was released Saturday pending further investigation. Both Tosoga and the 19-year-old suspect gave police the same Waikamilo Street home address — just few blocks north of the crime scene.

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hanoz808 wrote:
so instead of calling 911 he stabs the guy? what an idiot
on April 22,2013 | 01:52PM
allie wrote:
on April 22,2013 | 02:57PM
Grimbold wrote:
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on April 22,2013 | 03:00PM
hanalei395 wrote:
"Ethnicity" made Grimbold's day.
on April 22,2013 | 04:09PM
yrusodz wrote:
grimbold spends too much time playing with himself, sometimes he also uses online games
on April 23,2013 | 03:00AM
cojef wrote:
What is the matter with this guy's mentality. Threw bottle at his cousins, so stab and kill the bottle thrower? Hasn't evolved from the stone-age yet.
on April 22,2013 | 05:22PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Correct. You got that right. Say that to a Tongan, or a Samoan.....and that's the end of you.
on April 22,2013 | 06:37PM
ejkorvette wrote:
Auwee! Hawaii justice will prevail. 30days in jail, then make him president of the Kahili Youth Center. Yeah, lucky we live Hawaii!!!!!
on April 22,2013 | 05:52PM
CartwrightPark wrote:
Rajah dat. Sometimes shame to transplants because of incidents like this but then again if was the mainland they would just shoot you instead of stabbing you so go figure. These youngsters nowadays so quick to feel disrespect yet do they respect anyone? I hope he does some serious time so he can reflect on his poor decision but then again ejkorvette is right, Hawaii justice will prevail. SMH.
on April 23,2013 | 05:56AM
hikine wrote:
Didn't know they can run that fast! Once they gave chase and killed him with a knife means they intended to kill, aka MURDER! Did the police find any bottles? Why were they all shirtless unless they were playing basketball at the park, might be a drug related incident.
on April 22,2013 | 07:55PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Nothing good happens on the street after dark.
on April 23,2013 | 05:52AM
CartwrightPark wrote:
Throw the book at this savage.
on April 23,2013 | 05:51AM
ainokea1964 wrote:
i just don't understand what people are thinking. He said that Jason threw beer bottles at them and then then chased him. So does that give you a reason to stab someone to death. Come on Sole think before you do something so stupid as that. You just took someone's life because of you stupidy now a family is in morning because of you. Wake up and smell the coffee. Violence is not going to get you anywhere in life. The only place your are going to is JAIL. They should give you the dealth sentence since you could careless of what you did to Jason. Same on you and your family and the community you live in. Plus too did anybody notice the size difference Sole was ten times bigger than Jason. I hope that the Judge will give him the maxium sentence he deserve. R.I.P Jason and deepest sympathy to your family.
on April 23,2013 | 05:53AM
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