Man accused of fatally stabbing father appears in court

Man accused of fatally stabbing father appears in court
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WAIANAE, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man accused of fatally stabbing his father at a transitional housing facility in Maili made his initial court appearance Tuesday.

Chauncey Lopes, 20, has been charged with murder.

In court, a judge confirmed his bail at $1 million. His next court appearance is set for Aug. 22.

Police said Lopes attacked his 54-year-old father at the housing facility on Sunday.

The suspect’s mother told police that the victim was sitting on a bed in his room when he was stabbed in the upper back with a kitchen knife.

The man was taken in critical condition to an area hospital, where he later died.

This story will be updated.

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