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Woman charged in Kapolei Christmas Day stabbing

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    Veronica K. Hanawahine was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree assault.

Prosecutors charged a 36-year-old woman in connection with a stabbing that occurred on Christmas Day in Kapolei.

Veronica K. Hanawahine was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree assault. Her bail is set at $15,000.

The stabbing occurred at approximately 3:55 p.m. on Dec. 25.

Police said a suspect later identified as Hanawahine and a 43-year-old woman were involved in a verbal argument that escalated when she allegedly stabbed the victim.

The two women are acquaintances.

Police were called and Hanawahine was arrested in Kapolei on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder.

Emergency Medical Services treated the victim and took her in serious condition to a hospital.

Police said her condition was upgraded to stable condition.

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