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Bail revoked for man accused of murder in Maui grocery store

Stephen Schmidt in court (Image: Hawaii News Now) Stephen Schmidt in court (Image: Hawaii News Now)
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WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A judge Thursday revoked bail for the Maui man charged with murdering his wife in a Wailuku grocery store.

Stephen Schmidt, whose bail was previously set at $3 million, remained stoic throughout his initial court appearance Thursday.

The 45-year-old is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder stemming from the fatal stabbing Tuesday. Police say he cut his estranged wife's throat at the Kehalani Foodland after a confrontation with a man who was with her.

Two good Samaritans were injured. Kehau Farias Schmidt, 24, died at the hospital. 

She had filed a temporary restraining order against Schmidt in March, and a judge granted her TRO just six days before she was killed.

In the restraining order, she said Schmidt had verbally and physically abused her and was hooked on painkillers. She said he threatened to overdose and kill her and himself.

The judge said Schmidt was a danger to the public and a flight risk. His next appearance in court is set for Monday.

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