Suspect charged with murder after fatal stabbing in Aiea

Suspect charged with murder after fatal stabbing in Aiea
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in Aiea on Saturday.

Police identified the suspect as Daniel Pookela Baang.

Hawaii News Now has learned that a judge released Baang about two weeks ago due to COVID-19 inmate housing recommendations. He had previously been arrested on April 25 for criminal property damage.

The incident happened just after 1:30 p.m. Saturday fronting 98-199 Kamehameha Highway. EMS said a 45-year-old man in his 40s had apparent stab wounds to his upper torso.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later died.

Baang’s bail is set at $1 million. His preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday.

This story may be updated.

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