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Man accused of fatally stabbing teacher pleads not guilty

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By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A former Hawaii State Hospital patient, accused of murdering a teacher from Waianae, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday morning.

Tittleman Fauatea is locked up at the Oahu Community Correctional Center. He entered his plea via video hook-up with Honolulu Circuit Court.

Investigators say the 25-year-old went to the Ewa Town Center February 27th, unwrapped a kitchen knife he just bought, and repeatedly stabbed Asa Yamashita, 43, in an apparent random attack.

Fauatea's trial is tentatively set for May.