Murder victim Cecilia Fiesta worked two jobs to bring her husband and older daughter to Hawaii from the Philippines, a friend said.
Now Fiesta’s husband is the prime suspect in her death Monday night in Aliamanu.
Pablo Fiesta Jr., 46, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in connection with his wife’s death, police said. His bail was set at $500,000.
He had been at large for 24 hours and was arrested at Salt Lake Boulevard and Arizona Road at about 8:48 p.m. Tuesday.
The day before, officers were called to a stabbing at the couple’s home on Puolo Drive at about 8:15 p.m. and found a 43-year-old woman unresponsive on the floor with multiple injuries.
The woman was taken to a hospital, where she died. The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday she died of multiple stab wounds to the torso. The office did not release her name, pending notification of family.