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Man arrested in suspicion of fatally stabbing woman in Salt Lake released pending investigation

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu police have released a man pending further investigation after a woman was found dead in Aliamanu Monday morning.

Isagani Fajotina, 65, was initially arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.

At 5:43 a.m., officers responded to an assault report on Wanaka Street, where they discovered the body of a 65-year-old woman.

Neighbors woke to the sound of police sirens.

"I heard a lot of cars and slamming of doors and we got up and saw a lot of cops around and I heard my neighbor, they were woken up by the police and asking if they saw somebody," said neighbor Bernardo Cabuhat.

According to Emergency Medical Services, the woman "suffered an apparent fatal traumatic injury." Police would not go into details.

Paramedics rushed Fajotina to the hospital in critical condition with apparent stab wounds, EMS said. Police said Fajotina's condition has since improved, and he is expected to survive.

"There was one other individual who was injured when she attempted to intervene, but she was treated and she's in good condition," said Lt. Phillip Lavarias, Honolulu Police Department.

Police said they believed the incident was a case of domestic violence, and both Fajotina and the victim were residents of the home.

"There were witnesses to the incident," Lavarias added. "Homicide detectives are at the scene right now, and they're interviewing everybody who was at the home at the time."

Honolulu police briefly closed a portion of Wanaka Street to conduct an initial investigation.

Neighbors described the street as a fairly quiet and safe neighborhood.

"We have parties up and down the street from time to time, but they're even quiet. They aren't really boisterous things," said neighbor Mike Algiers.

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