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Girlfriend released in fatal Hilo stabbing

Cherie Sueko Moskwa Cherie Sueko Moskwa
HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Big Island police have released Cherie Sueko Moskwa of Hilo from police custody Wednesday evening pending further investigation.

Big Island police arrested the 37-year-old Hilo woman on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing on Monday morning in Hilo.

At 7:17 p.m. detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section arrested Moskwa on suspicion of second-degree murder. She is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives continue the investigation.

Police said Moskwa is the girlfriend of the murder victim, Lloyd Rubio, owner of Big Island Construction. She was picked up at the crime scene and interviewed by detectives.

In response to a 5:19 a.m. call, South Hilo patrol officers responded to the 1400 block of Kaumana Drive, where they found Rubio with a stab wound. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he died at 7:11 a.m.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case call the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378. Detective Carter also may be reached by email at

Rubio's autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.

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