Man charged with murder claims self-defense - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Man charged with murder claims self-defense

HONOLULU (AP) - A 26-year-old man charged with murder in a fatal stabbing under an H-1 freeway viaduct last year is claiming self-defense.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports attorneys made opening statements Tuesday in the trial of Herwin Magbulos.

He's charged with killing 59-year-old Darryl Wong at a homeless camp near Honolulu Airport.

Defense lawyer Edward Aquino says Magbulos gave Wong money to buy drugs, and when Magbulos asked for the drugs, Wong tried to hit and choke Magbulos.

Aquino said Magbulos stabbed Wong with a knife he found on the ground and a smaller one that he was carrying.

Prosecutor Kaina Awong says Magbulos went to the homeless encampment to kill Wong. He says Wong was stabbed in the abdomen and back and had defensive wounds.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • First lady visits migrant children housed in Texas

    First lady visits migrant children housed in Texas

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:42:26 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:54:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). First lady Melania Trump arrives at McAllen Miller International Airport in McAllen, Texas, Thursday, June 21, 2018, to visit the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center and the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Luthe...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). First lady Melania Trump arrives at McAllen Miller International Airport in McAllen, Texas, Thursday, June 21, 2018, to visit the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center and the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Luthe...
    Melania Trump is visiting a Texas facility housing some of the more 2,300 migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.More >>
    Melania Trump is visiting a Texas facility housing some of the more 2,300 migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.More >>
  • Lawyer: No apparent justification for fatal shooting of teen

    Lawyer: No apparent justification for fatal shooting of teen

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:22:06 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:43:53 GMT
    (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP). Leonard Hammonds II, of Penn Hills, right, points out that a Turtle Creek Police officer has his had on his weapon during a rally in East Pittsburgh, Pa., on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at a protest regardin...(Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP). Leonard Hammonds II, of Penn Hills, right, points out that a Turtle Creek Police officer has his had on his weapon during a rally in East Pittsburgh, Pa., on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at a protest regardin...

    Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old boy killed just seconds after he fled a traffic stop during a confrontation partly captured on video.

    More >>

    Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old boy killed just seconds after he fled a traffic stop during a confrontation partly captured on video.

    More >>
  • Man dies, police K-9 stabbed after shooting on Oahu's North Shore

    Man dies, police K-9 stabbed after shooting on Oahu's North Shore

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:42:10 GMT
    Zero the dog is recovering from surgery after he was stabbed in the incident. (Image: Police File)Zero the dog is recovering from surgery after he was stabbed in the incident. (Image: Police File)
    Zero the dog is recovering from surgery after he was stabbed in the incident. (Image: Police File)Zero the dog is recovering from surgery after he was stabbed in the incident. (Image: Police File)

    A suspect is dead after Honolulu police responded to a North Shore home early Saturday morning. 

    More >>

    A suspect is dead after Honolulu police responded to a North Shore home early Saturday morning. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly