Court documents: Trail of blood led police to stabbing suspect in Waikele

Court documents: Trail of blood led police to stabbing suspect in Waikele
42-year-old Edsel Julaton was arrested without incident. (Source: Police Mugshot)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Court documents are revealing graphic details into a near-fatal stabbing at a Waikele townhome.

42-year-old Edsel Julaton was arrested without incident and faces a second-degree attempted murder charge for allegedly stabbing his wife last Tuesday.

Court documents say a young girl told police it was her father who stabbed her mother, 42-year-old Eunice Julaton.

Officers followed a trail of blood to the suspect who allegedly stabbed the victim multiple times in the neck and torso. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Documents also say when police entered the unit along Lumiauau Street, they found Julaton “sitting on the couch in the living room with what appeared to be blood on his face and T-shirt.”

His daughter was in the unit crying when police arrived.

Julaton’s bail was set at $250,000. He has pleaded not guilty to the crime. He’s due back in court Tuesday.

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