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Boy killed in Kalihi stabbing is identified

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Towers at Kuhio Park, formerly known as Kuhio Park Terrace, rise above Kalihi. A double stabbing early this morning near the Towers at Kuhio Park left one man dead.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified today a 16-year-old boy who died after a stabbing at a public housing complex in Kalihi last night as Wesley Ulugalu-Sula, of Honolulu.

The cause of Ulugalu-Sula’s death was pending autopsy results.

Police arrested a 27-year-old Kalihi Valley man Wednesday morning in connection with Ulugalu-Sula’s death and stab wounds to an 18-year-old. The suspect was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.

Police said there was a confrontation that resulted in both victims being injured. Ulugalu-Sula died at the hospital and the older teen sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident occurred at the Kuhio Park Terrace Low Rise at about 9:45 p.m. on Ahonui Street.

Police arrested the suspect, who was also was injured, at the Queen’s Medical Center at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday. He was later transferred to cellblock at the main police station.

The suspect also was arrested for violating probation. Bail on that offense was set at $20,000.

The suspect has three felony convictions, starting from 2008, according to the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center. The felony convictions were breaking into a car, abuse and second-degree robbery.

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  • I don’t quite get it…”The suspect also was arrested for violating his parole. Bail on that offense was set at $20,000. The suspect has 24 criminal charges, including three felony convictions, starting from 2008, according to the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center.”…shouldn’t he be off the streets to protect the general public? On a different note, base on the aforemention…do you think the two UH football players (recently arrested) should even be suspended or expelled from the Team. I presume UH Athletics has a much higher code of conduct standard that our community should embrace…just saying.

  • Another fine example of the revolving door the police hate so much and our judges love. About time to make judges liable when long record criminals are set free and do crimes again.

    • Fact is most people who are incarcerated will be released at some point. Very few people remain incarcerated for life. Revolving door? Sure its always been that way and unless you want to start handing out life sentences for people who commit property crimes it will always be that way. Some states tried the “three strikes” approach and all that did was increase their prison populations to a point where it became unmanageable and they had to release guys and the crime rates remained unchanged.

  • Maybe if this young career criminal killed someone in Manoa or Kahala? THEN he might go to jail for a long time. I feel sorry for all the young parents and their little kids who have to live at Kuhio Park Terrace. Poor, working families who don’t have a lot of options.

    • tutulois – dumb comment!! What does Manoa and Kahala have to do with it? Maybe if he killed a cop or a judge then maybe he’ll go to jail for long time. People try to blame other for their situation. Just because you’e poor now doesn’t mean that’s for life-some people choose that life thinking they have no other option. EVERYBODY has an option!!

      • I hate the word “poor”–it’s hackneyed and trite. I prefer the term be “broke”. I like to believe/think that “poor” is a state-of-mind, which is personality malaise. And, being “broke” is a temporary situation which will and can be resolved, ultimately. “jus’ say’n” (sorry, it’s the 4-shot latte after an MSG lunch)…

  • No surprise to anyone in Hawaii that the murderer now has 25 priors. Seems to be about near the average number of priors before they actually kill someone. Judges or parole boards should be held accountable. 3 strikes you are out and let the family of the victim file law suit on grounds of wrongful release. Insanity continues…..

  • Knives must be banned. Only plastic knives should be allowed in the state unless a person has a background check, a permit, and requires a knife for use in his job.

  • Criminals tend to escalate their behaviors over time as it becomes a way of life and eventually, they think nothing of doing harming others when it suits them.
    Kind of like how we all naturally take a breath. It just becomes what they do without having to give it any thought.

  • To all the youth of Kuhio Park Terrace: Go to school every day, study, study, study, ask your teachers for extra help and harder assignments. Get involved in extra-curricular activities at school that are led by responsible role models. On your school breaks, participate in volunteer programs. Pack your head full of education, for along with hard work, it can be your ticket to greater things. Challenge yourself…you can do it!

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