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Man dies after Kailua stabbing; police arrest suspect

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:19 a.m. HST, Jul 13, 2013

An apparent disagreement between two homeless men in Kailua District Park ended tragically early Friday morning with one of them being stabbed and killed.

Police said the two men were arguing around 5:20 a.m.

The victim, 48, was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he died.

The 58-year-old suspect, who has no local address, was located near the park after a witness went to the Kailua police substantion to report the confrontation.

He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.

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allie wrote:
on July 12,2013 | 08:24AM
gtracer66 wrote:
Although it's too early to know the details of this tragic event, it is obvious that one of the two men involved had a weapon. Would the outcome have been different if the victim in this case had been armed? We'll never know, but we can be sure that he like most Hawaiians will not be given the opportunity to defend themselves. Even though the law states that the State "may" issue concealed carry permits for handguns, there is little chance that law abiding citizens will be allowed to protect themselves from violent criminal attacks. That's the result of living in a "nanny" state. The liberal lawmakers know what's good for us. Chief's of Police would rather have their forces respond to a killing than respond to an event where the citizen was able to defend him/herself and their family from the bad guys. After all, it's a matter of control. They must "control" the populous for their own good. They know what's good for us and we don't. Simple as that!
on July 12,2013 | 09:24AM
TigerEye wrote:
That is the longest string of cliches I've seen in many moons... And, how do you know the victim was Hawaiian?
on July 12,2013 | 10:25AM
Anonymous wrote:
LOL. talk about verbal diarrhea.
on July 12,2013 | 11:50AM
allie wrote:
It is likely he was white. Far more white males are homeless than Hawaiians who tend to have family support networks.
on July 12,2013 | 12:09PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Stop it! Its too early.'
on July 13,2013 | 07:34AM
Kaimiloa wrote:
A weak attempt at hijacking the story to meet your agenda. These men wouldn't be applying for concealed carry permits even if the police were issuing them.
on July 12,2013 | 10:42AM
cojef wrote:
Have to agree with you although a life member of the NRA.
on July 12,2013 | 10:49AM
TigerEye wrote:
Yup... Guess he missed the part about them being homeless. As I recall, at least part of the registration process involves a home address. And, where would he store his weapon? In his backpack?
on July 12,2013 | 11:27AM
Wage Earner wrote:
if Hawaii allowed CCW, think about this scenario: at least five people are armed at the ala moana food court. a lone gunman opens fire on innocent people in the court and all five citizens draw their weapons and engage the suspect. at about the same time, a police officer or officers come rushing in from the parking garage... who do they engage? who is the threat to eliminate? remember, just because one looks like a bad guy doesn't mean he isn't and vice versa. Hawaii has among the lowest rates of gun violence in the union and i'd like to think that the very restrictive gun laws play a major role in that ranking. you're fighting an uphill battle my friend.
on July 12,2013 | 11:00AM
Fred01 wrote:
You would like to think that, wouldn't you? Hawaii has the highest rate of machete and samurai sword attacks in the nation. Why no controls on those weapons?
on July 12,2013 | 12:07PM
ryan02 wrote:
Maybe because Hawaii has such strict gun laws, and because they can't get a gun, they turn to swords. You would rather these people own guns?
on July 12,2013 | 02:50PM
TigerEye wrote:
I understand what you're saying... Problem is, I can't think of an example in which your scenario's been played out from states that allow CCW.
on July 12,2013 | 01:40PM
RHS75 wrote:
So you are saying it's okay for a homeless dreg of society, with probable drug and alcohol problems to carry a firearm?
on July 12,2013 | 12:43PM
Slow wrote:
You forgot to blame Obama. You are sadly illogical. If they both had guns no one would have been hurt, right? Or maybe only ythe good guys carry guns in your world.
on July 13,2013 | 10:54AM
pridon wrote:
Two fewer homeless people on the beaches. Unfortunately, the taxpayer will pay for a court appointed attorney and room and board for a very long time for the perpetrator.
on July 12,2013 | 10:44AM
Aieagrl wrote:
Looks like there's no need for that euthanasia program. Homeless are doing a good job offing each other for us. Good job, keep it up.
on July 12,2013 | 12:05PM
Skyler wrote:
Wonder which one it was? There are a few 'regulars' that frequent the area. Oh & btw, most of the homeless DO carry a knife or weapon of some sort, not only for utility but for altercations. Drunken and-or drug-fueled disagreements are not uncommon.
on July 12,2013 | 12:31PM
808warriorfan wrote:
Guess the "stabber" wont be homeless anymore. Accomodations at OCCC w/: 3 meals a day Roof over his head Medical / Dental / Vision Care All at OUR EXPENSE
on July 12,2013 | 01:51PM
Slow wrote:
First we shoot the poor!
on July 13,2013 | 10:56AM
control wrote:
No surprises for the people who live in Kailua...it was only a matter of time. The dawn patrol of homeless drug dealers/buyers are pretty common. Many use bikes to patrol the district park and various business loading zones such as Safeway conducting their business.
on July 12,2013 | 02:18PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Yup, but they know who to avoid.
on July 13,2013 | 07:35AM
skamitaki wrote:
A worthless man digs up evil, while his words are like scorching fire.
on July 13,2013 | 09:31AM
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