Board again denies parole for man convicted in 2010 Christmas Eve stabbing

  • Raymond Talisay

KAILUA-KONA — A now-octogenarian who pleaded guilty to stabbing a nonagenarian on Christmas Eve in 2010 at a North Kohala senior housing project was denied parole.

Raymond Talisay, now 81 years old, will remain behind bars at Halawa Correctional Facility on Oahu after the Hawaii Paroling Authority on Wednesday denied his request for parole.

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Toni Schwartz, state Department of Public Safety spokeswoman, said the parole board reasoned that “Raymond Talisay did not have an appropriate parole plan established” in its denial.

His next parole hearing is set for October.

Talisay has been incarcerated since stabbing a 90-year-old woman Dec. 24, 2010, at the Ainakea Elderly Housing in Kapaau. His scheduled date of release is Dec. 20, 2020.

He first sought parole in April 2015, which was denied. The parole board recommended at that time that he participate in programs while incarcerated, according to Schwartz. That July, parole was tentatively approved, upon verification of an appropriate parole plan, but deferred in 2016 after Talisay had not a established a plan.

Parole was again tentatively approved in December 2016, again contingent upon verification of a parole plan. Without a plan established, the tentative approval was deferred in June 2017, according to Schwartz.

Parole requests in February and September 2018 were denied, again for not providing the Hawaii Paroling Authority with parole plans that could be verified, according to Schwartz.

Talisay, who initially faced charges of attempted murder, assault, terroristic threatening and burglary, pleaded guilty Oct. 26, 2011, to one count each of first-degree assault and first-degree terroristic threatening as part of a plea deal meted with prosecutors. The other charges were dismissed.

He received 10 years imprisonment for the assault charge and five years for the terroristic threatening charge, which were to be served concurrently. Judge Elizabeth Strance, who presided over Kona Circuit Court at the time of sentencing, set the mandatory minimum term Talisay had to serve at 40 months.

Talisay was taken into police custody Dec. 24, 2010, after police responded that morning to a report of a stabbing at Ainakea Senior Residences apartment complex off Ainakea Drive.

Arriving officers determined the victim, a 90-year-old woman, was stabbed multiple times in her apartment. Police, in a 2010 press release, said the victim identified Talisay, another resident of the complex, as her assailant.

Police subsequently took Talisay, who was then 72 years old, into custody on suspicion of attempted murder while the investigation continued.

The victim, later identified as Tomie Fukuyama, was taken by medics in stable condition to North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Little detail on her injuries was revealed; however, police said four months later, in March 2011, that the woman was “alive and well.”

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Fukuyama died Nov. 10, 2015, at age 94, according to West Hawaii Today archives. Attempts to reach her family were unsuccessful.

Email Chelsea Jensen at cjensen@westhawaiitoday.com.

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