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Police rearrest Aliamanu murder suspect

  • COURTESY FAJOTINA FAMILY

    Melita Fortin-Fajotina, left, and Isagani Fajotina.

The 65-year-old Aliamanu man accused of killing his wife and stabbing his sister-in-law was released from Queen’s Medical Center Monday.

Isagani Fajotina was immediately booked on second-degree murder in connection with the fatal Jan. 18 stabbing of his wife, Melita Fajotina, while she was sleeping in the couple’s bedroom in their Aliamanu home.

An Oahu grand jury also charged Isagani Fajotina with the second-degree attempted murder of his 52-year-old sister-in-law.

After he was discharged from the hospital he was immediately taken to the cell block at the Honolulu police station where he remains in custody, unable to post bail of $1 million while awaiting arraignment.

Fajotina was hospitalized after stabbing his wife at the Queen’s Medical Center with self-inflicted injuries to his midsection.

The Honolulu medical examiner said Melita Fajotina, 65, died from stab and cut wounds to her neck.

The suspect had told police he cannot control himself when he gets angry and he had abused his wife fairly often.

During the grand jury proceeding, a city prosecutor said Fajotina and his wife were in a bedroom in their Wanaka Street home when their two grandchildren, who were sleeping with them, ran into Fajotina’s sister-in-law’s bedroom and reported that Fajotina had struck his wife.

Fajotina then attacked his sister-in-law who sustained cuts to her neck, hand and arm.

In 1987, Fajotina was arrested and charged with misdemeanor spouse abuse of his wife. He was granted a deferral and the charge was later dismissed.

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