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Big Island man charged with murder in stabbing death of wife

Steve Dingle Steve Dingle

HILO, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - 47-year-old Steve Dingle of Mountain View has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife. Police say he stabbed 38-year old Catherine Dingle multiple times in Hilo early Saturday evening, fatally wounding her.

According to court documents, witnesses saw the couple running on a soccer field off Kamehameha Avenue. Dingle allegedly shoved his wife up against a chain-link fence and stabbed her several times. Witnesses in the area helped subdue him until police took him into custody.

She was taken in critical condition to Hilo Medical Center where she died early Sunday morning.

Police have not established a motive in the case. The initial call to police Saturday indicated that an argument was going on before responders arrived.

Catherine Dingle was an employee at Big Island Candies. The couple has four minor children.

Dingle's bail has been set at $1 million. He remains in custody at the Hilo police cellblock.

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