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19-year-old woman charged with murder after stabbing

May 1, 2019

KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii (AP) — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Hawaii woman accused of fatally stabbing a woman and seriously injuring a man.

The hearing for 19-year-old Kaleianuenue Borero-Kaluna of Naalehu is set for Wednesday, West Hawaii Today reported .

Borero-Kaluna appeared Monday in Kona District Court on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.

The charges stem from a stabbing Friday at Whittington Beach Park in Naalehu that left a 35-year-old woman dead and a 36-year-old man in serious but stable condition.

Deputy Public Defender Ann Datta asked the court to reduce bail and grant supervised release.

Datta said Borero-Kaluna is eight months pregnant.

Judge Margaret Masunaga reduced bail to $150,000 to reflect the filed charges. Bail was originally set at $200,000. Borero-Kaluna is also being held on $150 bail in connection to a contempt of court charge.

Hawaii Police first responded to the reported stabbing on Friday at about 3:40 p.m. at Whittington Beach Park.

The woman died at the scene. The man was taken to Hilo Medical Center in serious condition. As of Monday, the victim is stable and continues to be treated for his injuries at the hospital.


Information from: West Hawaii Today, http://www.westhawaiitoday.com