A 24-year-old man has been charged for attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s mother in Ewa Beach.
Jahsiah Price-Brown of Ewa Beach is expected to make his initial court appearance at District Court today for the attempted first-degree murder charge. His bail has been set at $2 million.
At about 12:50 p.m. on Dec. 23, police responded to a report of an argument at the home at 91-1199 Laulaunui St.
An officer arrived and saw the woman and her mother lying on the ground in front of the home, both with multiple stab wounds to the torso area, according to a court document.
Police said Price-Brown’s girlfriend, 24, attempted to break up with him.
Emergency Medical Services transported both women to Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition.
Both women underwent surgeries. On Saturday, police reported they were in stable but serious condition.
A witness told police he arrived home from work when he saw one of Price-Brown’s children run out of the home yelling for help. The court document said the witness who lives next-door peered through the front-door window and allegedly saw Price-Brown stabbing the 53-year-old woman with a knife.
Police said the neighbor broke the window with a rock and unlocked the door. The witness managed to grab the woman and took her outside. He headed back to the residence and allegedly saw Price-Brown stabbing the 24-year-old woman as she was lying on the sofa.
Police said the neighbor helped the victim outside of the home as she stumbled toward him.
Price-Brown barricaded himself in the residence before police arrived and arrested him.
He was taken to Queen’s to be treated for cuts to his arms and a drug overdose.
Police recovered an eight-inch knife covered with blood outside the front door.