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Suspect in stabbing death of 5-year-old charged

  • HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Waiser Walter

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu police squad cars were on the scene after a stabbing at an apartment complex on Lime Street near McCully on Monday. Prosecutors today charged the 26-year-old man in the stabbing death of a 5-year-old boy and the critical injury of a 29-year-old woman.

Prosecutors charged a 26-year-old man today in the stabbing death of a 5-year-old boy and the stabbing of a 29-year-old woman.

Waiser Walter is charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.

Bail is set at $1 million.

Walter, who lived with the boy and woman, the boy’s aunt, and other relatives at a Lime Street apartment, allegedly stabbed them multiple times late Monday afternoon in the apartment.

A relative said Walter is a hanai relative.

Police found the boy with multiple stab wounds to the chest. He suffered cardiac arrest and was given advanced cardiac life support before being taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died.

Emergency Medical Services said the woman had multiple stab wounds to the back, and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. She remains in the hospital.

A court document shows Walter was arrested March 25 on suspicion of disorderly conduct. He had allegedly been making unreasonable noise and persisted after being warned to stop. A formal complaint in the incident was filed in Honolulu District Court on April 22, and a judge ordered a bench warrant for his arrest when he failed to show up for his court appearance.

On Feb. 18, police issued a criminal citation to Walter for drinking in public on Sand Island Parkway.

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