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Man, 18, who stabbed student, commits suicide at OCCC

By Gregg K. Kakesako

LAST UPDATED: 03:15 p.m. HST, May 01, 2013

An 18-year-old Waianae High School student who admitted stabbing another student during a fight on campus was found dead Monday in Oahu Community Correctional Center in what medical examiners say was a suicide.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office said Ikaika Andrade’s death was caused by asphyxia due to suicidal hanging.

Andrade was slated to be sentenced on May 8 by Circuit Judge Colette Garibaldi after pleading no contest to second-degree assault. He faced a maximum punishment of five years in jail.

Andrade was found by a social worker in an OCCC holding unit following a head count at 12:20 p.m. Monday, the Department of Public Safety reported. He was alone in the cell.

Adult corrections officers performed CPR on the inmate to try to get his heart started. Andrade was taken by paramedics to Queen’s Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 1:29 p.m.

Prison officials investigated the incident and ruled it a suicide. However, prison officials would not say how Andrade died.

Andrade was initially arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder as well as third-degree criminal property damage for allegedly damaging a vehicle following a fight at Waianae High School Jan. 4. The attempted murder charge was downgraded to second-degree assault when he was charged. The criminal property damage charge was later dropped.

Andrade has been held in Oahu Community Correctional Center awaiting trial and sentencing, unable to post $25,000 bail.

Police said two male students began to argue over earphones at Waianae High School. The argument escalated as both men left the classroom and began to fight. 

During the fight Andrade allegedly stabbed the 19-year-old victim. School staff intervened until police arrived and were able to detain Andrade. The victim was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

He also was sentenced to 6 days confinement after being convicted of third-degree theft in September.

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silvangold wrote:
was the kid scared? embarrassed? afraid about (maybe) family of the boy he fought with might be "get to him" in prison? perhaps feeling "abandoned" by his own family? who knows, but it is a shame it all had to end that way. too bad that fear could just totally take over....
on May 1,2013 | 11:14AM
allie wrote:
on May 1,2013 | 01:43PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Maybe it was...feeling abandoned by his own family. Bringing shame onto himself, and especially, feeling that he brought shame to his family. So depressed, he felt he wasn't worth anything. Who knows.
on May 1,2013 | 02:20PM
kailua000 wrote:
maybe he realized he'd end up in jail a loser like other family members and couldnt deal with it. its sad, from a school fight to suicide.
on May 1,2013 | 06:09PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
I am more concerned with the victim than with the perpetrator of this crime who put himself in prison and ultimately chose to end his life.
on May 1,2013 | 12:09PM
kailua000 wrote:
sounds like the fight was a 2 way street. unfortunately carrying a knife at waianae isnt that unusual. the victim was 19. still in high school.
on May 1,2013 | 06:10PM
kennie1933 wrote:
Sad story....and all over a set of earphones.
on May 1,2013 | 12:13PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Because that's what the media reported? Trust me, this kid's problems go a lot deeper. Went, I mean.
on May 1,2013 | 12:45PM
kennie1933 wrote:
Calm down...sheesh! I KNOW it goes deeper, but it STARTED with something so simple.
on May 1,2013 | 02:42PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Yup like the assassination that started World War I.
on May 1,2013 | 04:08PM
goodvibrations wrote:
My thoughts too...an attempted murder and a suicide over what?
on May 1,2013 | 01:41PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Ask for help. Lots of help out there.
on May 1,2013 | 12:44PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Many a person have thought of suicide and it would be a good Big Q. I think it is a gruesome question though, such as asking if Oahu still wanted TheTrain, and HSA is Akamai enough not to show their true colors by presenting such questions to its customers.
on May 1,2013 | 01:06PM
hikine wrote:
18 and 19 years old still in High School? If these 'kids' can't handle their anger in HS imagine what they'll do if they ever finished!
on May 1,2013 | 01:01PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
They get out before they reach 20. As a sidebar, Special Education students could theoretically remain in school forever, however programs such as Goodwill helps people assimilate into society. For those that simply do not want to study to get good grades, some of them will end up becoming career criminals.
on May 1,2013 | 01:13PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
hikine, EVERY senior (millions globally) who's 18th birthday is after today is STILL in high school.What are you trying to say?
on May 1,2013 | 07:35PM
roofustherhino wrote:
And the hits just keep on coming for the Department of Public Safety.
on May 1,2013 | 01:06PM
serious wrote:
Good comment--what were they doing when the boy killed himself--same people who let the convict escape? Who the heck is in charge?? A DUI policeman or the one growing and selling pot?
on May 1,2013 | 01:15PM
niimi wrote:
Good idea. I think we we should have the Legislature pass a law that DPS must constantly monitor each incarcerated convict. Eyes rolling.
on May 1,2013 | 10:36PM
false wrote:
Chalk up another one for the Dept of Public Safety. So sad the kid was just 18 years olds. Wonder if things in his life could have been different what could be. Who knows?
on May 1,2013 | 01:14PM
allie wrote:
on May 1,2013 | 01:46PM
false wrote:
Yeah he might have become a politician.
on May 1,2013 | 07:16PM
ezridah wrote:
wasn't his pic in the paper before for something else ?
on May 1,2013 | 01:15PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Maybe his cousin was the guy who got convicted for the teacher's slaying. Better keep it cool, guys, or else HSA will turn off comments for this story.
on May 1,2013 | 04:37PM
false wrote:
Forgot to mention, now the State is going to get sued for who knows what.
on May 1,2013 | 01:15PM
kainalu wrote:
That's too bad. The guy essentially, still a kid that made some bad decisions, at least one critically bad. Our condolences to the family and friends of this lost soul.
on May 1,2013 | 01:39PM
"Prison officials investigated the incident and ruled it a suicide. However, prison officials would not say how Andrade died." Doesn't it sound kind of "fishy"? Why would he kill himself? Maybe the kid he had stabbed knew someone who works at OCCC. And business was taken care of! MMmmmmmmmmmmmmm Waianae. No he was not embarrassed, and killing himself for only a 5 year sentence Naaaaaaaa.
on May 1,2013 | 01:47PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Not even 5 years, probably one year and probation. Also, all Chinese look alike, so u saying that all Chinese are handsome?
on May 1,2013 | 04:28PM
bumba wrote:
He saved the State a lot of money and a lot of people a lot of grief. Sorry, but better he be in the ground than on the streets stabbing somebody else.
on May 1,2013 | 03:02PM
copperwire9 wrote:
What a cold and ugly comment.
on May 1,2013 | 03:27PM
kainalu wrote:
Agreed. A lot of posters throwing stones from their glass houses.
on May 1,2013 | 03:29PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
I will not be able to cast any stones as I am homeless.
on May 1,2013 | 04:31PM
HOSSANA wrote:
on May 1,2013 | 04:13PM
Hodad wrote:
Another guy on his way to multiple convictions bites the dust.
on May 1,2013 | 03:49PM
samsdad wrote:
sounds like the "family" got even!
on May 1,2013 | 04:00PM
HOSSANA wrote:
What is cold and ugly about bumba's comments? That's the truth!
on May 1,2013 | 04:16PM
iwanaknow wrote:
Blame it on Karma?
on May 1,2013 | 04:27PM
hanalei395 wrote:
With that kid committing suicide...it's fun and celebration time for these people. And that's the truth!
on May 1,2013 | 06:57PM
808warriorfan wrote:
"HOSSANA"...I agree but there are people out there who cannot handle the truth...
on May 1,2013 | 10:22PM
iwanaknow wrote:
I'am waiting for his parents to say "He was a good boy".....
on May 1,2013 | 04:28PM
scooters wrote:
What goes around, comes around. Tragic either way. It's the you're brought up! Big body attitude!
on May 1,2013 | 07:19PM
mrluke wrote:
Lots of tears shed for nothing!
on May 1,2013 | 07:54PM
808warriorfan wrote:
Seems like he was a violent kid.....great parental upbringing !!!!!!
on May 1,2013 | 10:20PM
niimi wrote:
It would be interesting to interview the parents.
on May 1,2013 | 10:37PM
ejkorvette wrote:
Bless your Soul, may you find the Spiritual peace in God's realm, that you could not find on Earth.
on May 2,2013 | 04:00AM
myviewofthings wrote:
public service at its finest
on May 2,2013 | 05:34AM
BChang wrote:
My son is 18 and he's heading to Harvard! We just did it right by having him start school at age 6.
on May 2,2013 | 05:43AM
CartwrightPark wrote:
Prayers for the kid & his family. So young...
on May 2,2013 | 09:27AM
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