Suspect in fatal stabbing of Oahu nurse indicted on murder charge

Suspect in fatal stabbing of Oahu nurse indicted on murder charge
Police at 1717 Mott Smith after fatal stabbing (Source: None)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 35-year-old suspect in the fatal stabbing of an Oahu nurse was indicted Friday on second-degree murder charges.

Bail in the case has been set at $1 million.

Mugshot of Dustin Saluda after his 2013 arrest for arson
Mugshot of Dustin Saluda after his 2013 arrest for arson (Source: Honolulu Police Department Mugshot)

Saluda has a history of mental illness and was deemed insane after a 2013 incident in which he set fire to his own apartment. He has spent time at the State Hospital in Kaneohe and other mental health facilities as part of court-ordered treatment.

He was released without restrictions by a judge in 2018, but was arrested late Sunday on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Honolulu police responded to 1717 Mott Smith Dr. about 8 p.m after a report that Saluda was threatening to hurt himself. When officers arrived, sources tell Hawaii News Now, Saluda was covered in blood and holding a knife.

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