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Family feud turns fatal in Pacific Palisades stabbing

PEARL CITY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Yellow police tape surrounds the home at 2443 Aumakua Street in Pacific Palisades where one man was killed and another man was arrested for his murder.

Honolulu police officers arrested Dean Victor Matuu, 19, at the crime scene shortly before 6:30 a.m. Saturday for the fatal stabbing of Frank Kapesi.

Police sources say the suspect and victim are cousins.

Neighbors say fights at that house are frequent.

"They get into fights but not to this tragic moment where somebody actually dies," said Jeanne Besas who lives right across the street.

Besas says she woke up around 4 a.m. Saturday morning to her neighbors arguing.

"Seen that they were fighting, not thinking anything because that's the normal thing they do, went back to bed. Apparently the noise got loud, next thing you know it's like, ok, looks like somebody's on the ground because I could actually see them in the house through the sliding door because their light was on in the house," Besas said.

Police say when they got to the home Kapesi was unresponsive with stab wounds.

"I seen them take his body into the ambulance and they were giving him CPR and I guess they tried to revive him. I thought that he got banged on the head or somebody knocked him out," said Frankye Besas.

Kapesi was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Tyrin Besas says although his neighbors fight a lot when they drink and party, they have always been nice to him.

"I knew him because I used to play with his brother over here like play football, throw catch and stuff and we would just play together and seems normal, nothing wrong," he said.

A police car was parked outside the home all day on Saturday. Neighbors say that's not unusual to see. Some say they are shocked this time an argument actually led to somebody being killed, whereas other neighbors say it was only a matter of time.

Matuu, who was charged with second-degree murder, is set to appear in court Monday. 

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