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Waipahu man pleads not guilty in fatal stabbing

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    AJ Achuo, 26, middle, pleaded not guilty this morning to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Jeremy Kinon, 19, on Kinau St. near Kinau Superette. He appeared in Circuit Court before Judge Colette Garibaldi with his court-appointed defense attorney Jeff Arakaki, left, and his interpreter Bentick Hilario.

A Waipahu man pleaded not guilty at Circuit Court in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old man in Honolulu.

AJ Achuo appeared at his arraignment before Judge Colette Garibaldi this morning after an Oahu grand jury indicted him for second-degree murder in the death of Jeremy Kinon.

Court-appointed attorney Jeffrey Arakaki pleaded not guilty to the charge on Achuo’s behalf. Garibaldi confirmed his bail at $1 million and set his trial for June.

During the early morning hours on Mar. 25, Achuo allegedly stabbed Kinon in the stomach with a large kitchen knife at 729 Kinau St. following an argument.

Achuo and Kinon did not know each other.

Paramedics transported Kinon to Queen’s Medical Center where he died from the stab wound.

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