Hilo grand jury indicts man accused in stabbing deaths of his grandparents
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hilo grand jury on Wednesday indicted a 21-year-old man accused in the stabbing deaths of his grandparents.
Joshua Ho, of Hilo, was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.
Ho is accused of fatally stabbing his grandparents — Hawaii Island business owners Jeffrey Yoshio Takamine and Carla Kayoko Takamine — on Jan. 16 on Makalika Street.
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Upon arrival, two people were found dead with stab wounds, police said.
Officials said the victims’ relatives restrained him before officers arrived.
Ho remains in custody in lieu of $2.75 million bail.
He is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Hilo Circuit Court on Friday afternoon.
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