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Man charged with second-degree murder in fatal stabbing of 23-year-old man in Hawaii Kai

  • JAMM AQUINO / FEB. 23
                                Honolulu police officers on Tuesday work the scene of a fatal stabbing at Hahaione Street in Hawaii Kai.

    JAMM AQUINO / FEB. 23

    Honolulu police officers on Tuesday work the scene of a fatal stabbing at Hahaione Street in Hawaii Kai.

  • GEORGE F. LEE / FEB. 24
                                A pedestrian walks by a makeshift memorial sits at the corner of Hahaione and Hawaii Kai Drive for stabbing victim Parker J. Trantham.

    GEORGE F. LEE / FEB. 24

    A pedestrian walks by a makeshift memorial sits at the corner of Hahaione and Hawaii Kai Drive for stabbing victim Parker J. Trantham.

  • COURTESY ROB TRANTHAM
                                Pictured is Parker J. Trantham who died of a stab wound to the chest on Tuesday in Hawaii Kai.

    COURTESY ROB TRANTHAM

    Pictured is Parker J. Trantham who died of a stab wound to the chest on Tuesday in Hawaii Kai.

A 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with Tuesday’s fatal stabbing in Hawaii Kai, according to police.

Jake Edwards was charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the death of Parker J. Trantham, also 23. His bail is set at $1 million.

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Police responded to a call of two men involved in an altercation at or near the intersection sometime before 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, officers found the victim later identified as Trantham lying on the ground after he was reportedly stabbed in the upper body. Emergency Medical Services personnel conducted life-saving treatment to no avail and Trantham was pronounced dead at the scene.

More than a dozen patrol and plainclothes officers searched in Hahaione Valley for a suspect later identified as Edwards. Police arrested him at the 500 block of Kawaihae Street shortly before 12:50 p.m. on suspicion of murder.

According to the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office, Trantham died of a stab wound to the chest. The manner of death was classified as a homicide.

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