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Father-son argument in Kalihi ends with hospitalization, arrest

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 02:22 a.m. HST, Aug 23, 2013



An argument between a father and his 12-year-old son at a Kalihi public housing complex turned violent with the father now facing a criminal assault charge.

Police said the two were arguing at 2:30 p.m. at The Towers at Kuhio Park, formerly known as Kuhio Park Terrace, when the 38-year-old father allegedly struck his preteen son, sending him to the hospital for treatment.

The police report did not specify the type of injuries the youth suffered or what the father hit him with.

The father was arrested at the public housing complex and faces a second-degree assault charge.







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loquaciousone wrote:
They don't refer to that place as KAPUT for nothing.
on August 22,2013 | 09:15AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
A family that fight together.......................
on August 22,2013 | 09:29AM
paniolo wrote:
All in da ohana. At least no innocent bystanders were hurt.
on August 22,2013 | 09:31AM
silvangold wrote:
Save that child NOW.....or he'll turn out just like the one who brought him into this world! Same goes for that Sherrif who choked his 15 year old son in front of his mom and younger kid brother! N O W before its too late for these young'uns.
on August 22,2013 | 09:41AM
ellinaskyrt wrote:
Hmm. I would have thought this would have generated an abuse of family member charge, not merely an assault one.
on August 22,2013 | 09:48AM
wong1 wrote:
I'm all for discipline but there's a line that shouldn't be crossed. stop the cycle of abuse
on August 22,2013 | 10:06AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
One more child enters the foster care system.
on August 22,2013 | 10:22AM
Sunny wrote:
Arguments at KPT never end well!
on August 22,2013 | 11:30AM
96706 wrote:
An "argument" with a 12-year old? Betcha he was trying to discipline the child (we know it as as scolding). These days, parents can't EVEN discipline their child and they grow up to become problem adults. But who gets blamed? YEP THE PARENTS because society says that good old fashioned discipline is NOT allowed. OMG.
on August 22,2013 | 01:53PM
wizard417 wrote:
12 yr old must have been way out of line talking back to the father, kids now days got no respect, but then again respect is earned by example. sending your kid to the hospital is a bit much
on August 23,2013 | 06:20AM
wizard417 wrote:
better to the hospital than to jail
on August 23,2013 | 06:21AM
seaborn wrote:
The child is a pre-teen, less than 13 years old, and had to be taken to a hospital because of injuries from his dad. That's a really crappy "dad," who should be beaten mercilessly every time he heals from the previous beating. You don't hit women, and you don't hit kids. Period.
on August 23,2013 | 01:56PM
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