Hawaii Island man charged with fatally stabbing 2 after string of attacks

Hawaii Island man charged with murder, attempted murder in connection with apparently unrelated stabbings, two of which were fatal
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 6:29 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 8, 2022 at 9:08 PM HST
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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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