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Man charged with killing Good Samaritan

Gwen Kailihiwa Gwen Kailihiwa
Mahi Widemann Mahi Widemann

By Mari-Ela David

WAIMANALO (KHNL) - His brave act as a Good Samaritan cost him his life. On Tuesday - new developments in the investigation on a young man's brutal death.

The man accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Steve Wilcox is now charged with murder.

The alleged killer is being held in leiu of $300,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.

On Monday, the victim's mother said she'll forgive her son's killer if he apologizes. Now, she's asking the girl her son tried to save to step forward.

A heroic deed cut Steve Wilcox's life short. One stab wound to his chest, and he was gone.

"Even though my sons heart was bled to death, my heart aches but it's being healed by all the families and friends and my son's friends and all those who come to visit," said Wilcox's mom, Gwen Kailihiwa.

The brutal murder played out at the parking lot of Club Komomai in Kaneohe early Sunday morning. According to a police documents, a witness said Wilcox got into a fight with a man who punched a woman.

"If I could only see her too and have closure with her," said Kailihiwa.

Police arrested the suspected killer at this home located only about five minutes away from where Wilcox lived. Investigators say Glenn Keohokapu has a lengthy criminal history.

"I seen the police and the SWAT team and they surrounded Glenn and I was like, whoa, what's going on? and then they took him away," said a neighbor, Mahi Widemann.

Keohokapu's record shows 15 convictions the past eleven years.

Six of them - felony crimes, from drugs to robbery.

Despite the loss of the eldest of triplet brothers, Wilcox's mom says her family is at peace. What's she'll miss most? Her son's nagging.

"Nagging on me just to tell me how much he loved me. And I knew he loved me, I knew he loved me, and I'm going to miss all that," she said.

Funeral services for Wilcox will be at the Hawaiian Memorial Mortuary on June 27. His family says there will also be a vigil in his honor. A date for that hasn't been set yet.

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