21-year-old man charged with murder following deadly stabbing in Waikiki

An investigation continues into a deadly stabbing in Waikiki
An investigation continues into a deadly stabbing in Waikiki(Hawaii News Now)
Published: Jun. 2, 2021 at 5:45 AM HST|Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 4:52 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 21-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the deadly stabbing of a visitor in Waikiki on Tuesday.

Oscar Cardona’s bail has been set at $1 million.

Police took him into custody on Kalakaua Avenue, just feet away from where the stabbing occurred Tuesday morning. Cardona was charged a few days later.

Meanwhile, the city Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim in the stabbing as 19-year-old Elian Delacerda, of Alameda, Calif.

The stabbing happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday, moments after a confrontation broke out on the sidewalk between Kalakaua Avenue and the beach.

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Emergency Medical Services said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene after he was found with stab wounds.

Authorities have released video of witnesses in the case. They want the witnesses to come forward to share what they know about the incident.

Police said they are now looking for a female suspect in connection with the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (808) 955-8300.

This story will be updated.

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