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Tantalus Murder Suspect Accused of New Violence

Adam Mau-Goffredo in July 2006 Adam Mau-Goffredo in July 2006
Brook Hart Brook Hart
Oahu Community Correctional Center in Kalihi Oahu Community Correctional Center in Kalihi
Kalihi Police Station Kalihi Police Station

Sep 19, 2006 11:57 AM

by Minna Sugimoto

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- He's locked up at the Oahu Community Correctional Center waiting for his triple-murder trial to begin. But it appears he's not waiting quietly. Accused Tantalus gunman Adam Mau-Goffredo is now suspected of assaulting someone inside the correctional facility.

State prison officials say they have no comment because the case is under investigation. But police say Friday night, Adam Mau-Goffredo grabbed a pen and stabbed a corrections officer near his right eye.

He's suspected of going on a rampage that left three people dead.

"He has a documented history of paranoid schizophrenia," Brook Hart, defense attorney, said after a court hearing July 10. "And I imagine that that history and his mental status will play a central role in the case."

Now, Mau-Goffredo is accused of hurting one more.

Over the weekend, officers booked him at the Kalihi police station for investigation of second-degree assault. We're told he walked up to a guard during a free period inside OCCC's mental-health unit, and attacked him.

He's already accused of fatally shooting a cab driver and a Kapahulu couple at a Tantalus lookout, and tying up three people during a home invasion shortly after the shootings.

His attorney said Monday, "There was a (new) incident. It sounds like it was a function of Adam's mental disease or disorder."

We're told the 32-year-old corrections officer got a puncture wound to his eye lid, and is back at work.

Police released Mau-Goffredo back to OCCC as they investigate the case.

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