A 72-year-old Kapa’au man has been charged with attempted murder and assault in connection with a stabbing in Kapa’au.
At 10:02 Friday (December 24), North Kohala patrol officers responded to a report of a stabbing at an apartment complex on Ainakea Drive.
Officers determined that the victim, a 90-year-old woman, was stabbed multiple times in her apartment. She identified her assailant as a neighbor who lives in the same complex. Officers located the neighbor and arrested 72-year-old Raymond Talisay on suspicion of attempted murder.
Fire Department rescue personnel took the victim to North Hawai’i Community Hospital, where she was confined and listed in stable condition.
At 9 a.m. Sunday (December 26), detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged Talisay with one count of attempted second-degree murder and one count of first-degree assault. Talisay was held at the Kona Police Cellblock in lieu of $55,000 bail pending a court appearance scheduled for Monday (December 27).