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Police charge man arrested for murder after death of 18-year-old in Maili

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Twenty-year-old Kamaua Van Gieson who, was arrested for murder in the death of an 18-year-old man in Maili earlier this week, has been charged.

Honolulu Police said late Saturday afternoon Van Gieson was charged with murder in the first degree and is being held on $1 million bail.

Van Gieson was wanted in connection with the death of 18-year-old Dustin Molina.

Family members say Molina was seen walking with Van Gieson and another man in Maili Monday night. The family said they heard there was an altercation near Maili Cove later that evening. 

The next day, police sources said Molina was found lying on his back with his arms slightly crossed across his chest. He also appeared to have what appeared to be a stab wound to his neck. 

Police took Van Gieson into custody at Pearlridge Shopping Center around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. 

Authorities also say Van Gieson is connected to domestic violence cases over the weekend, including the kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend.

The kidnapping allegedly happened in the parking lot of Kapolei Commons on Sunday. Van Gieson allegedly drew a knife on her and threatened to kill her.

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