Hawaii Island man charged with fatally stabbing 2 after string of attacks
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii County police have charged a 24-year-old man with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder following a string of apparently unrelated stabbings.
Chito Asuncion, of Kona, remains behind bars on $1.5 million.
Officers arrested him Monday, hours after discovering a body at Hale Halawai County Park. Authorities identified the victim as 48-year-old Boyd Maygra, of Kailua-Kona, and said he had been fatally stabbed.
While investigating the case, police said they linked Asuncion to other crimes.
They said the first was reported May 17, when a body was discovered near Palani Road in Kailua-Kona.
The victim had been fatally stabbed was later identified as 63-year-old Brian Macaulay, of Kailua-Kona.
Asuncion was also connected to two other stabbings, in which both victims survived.
One incident happened May 25; the other was reported May 30.
Asuncion is set to appear in court Thursday.
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