Attempted murder charge in Fern Forest stabbing


CORRECTION Jan. 21, 6 p.m: Rescia is charged with attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated he is charged with first-degree assault. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.

UPDATE Jan. 21, 1:30 p.m.: Police say the alleged victim is in stable condition.


ORIGINAL: A 21-year-old Mountain View man is in police custody after a stabbing Saturday night in Fern Forest subdivision.

Anthony Rescia was charged Sunday with attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault.

His bail is $55,000 and his initial court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.

According to police Capt. Greg Esteban of the Hilo Criminal Investigation Division, the stabbing stemmed from an argument at a Fern Forest home.


The alleged victim, a 26-year-old Fern Forest man, was last listed in critical condition in the Hilo Medical Center Intensive Care Unit.

A check of police records found no prior criminal record for Rescia other than contempt of court on traffic violations.

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