An 18-year-old man accused of stabbing a 17-year-old girl in the Kahala Beach area made his initial appearance at Honolulu District Court today.
Erik Willis stood next to his attorney, Eric Seitz, before Judge James Kawashima on a second-degree attempted murder charge in connection with the July 8 stabbing.
Kawashima set his preliminary hearing for Aug. 12. Willis remains free after posting a $200,000 bail bond.
Police and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the makai side of 4663 Kahala Ave., at about 1:45 p.m. on July 8.
Paramedics treated the victim for cuts to her upper body and hands. She was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
CrimeStoppers and Honolulu police sought the public’s help in locating the suspect later identified as Willis.
Officers located him in Niu Valley Saturday night.
Police said Willis and the victim are not known to one another.