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Grand jury indicts man accused in alleged love triangle murder of acupuncturist

Eric Thompson's mug shot
Eric Thompson's mug shot(Honolulu Police Department)
Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 11:15 PM HST|Updated: Apr. 23, 2022 at 4:27 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An Oahu grand jury Friday indicted the man accused in the alleged love triangle murder of a Waipahu acupuncturist in January.

Honolulu prosecutors said 34-year-old Eric Thompson was indicted and charged with second-degree murder for the killing of Jon Tokuhara.

Authorities said Tokuhara was fatally shot at his business.

Police said his mother was expecting him for dinner the night he was killed and went to the family’s Waipahu acupuncture clinic to look for him. That’s where she discovered his body.

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Officials said Thompson’s wife is alleged to have been involved in an affair with Tokuhara.

Thompson was arrested on Feb. 14, but remains free on $1 million bail.

“We will bring Thompson to justice and ensure that he no longer poses a threat to the public,” said Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm.

If convicted, Thompson faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole for the murder charge and up to 20 years in prison for carrying or use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony.

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