‘Taking it day by day’: Friends, supporters rally on behalf of mom who was stabbed in domestic attack

  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Dozens of people hold signs for passersby Friday during a rally against domestic violence on Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo, a year after Cheylee Octavio was stabbed eight times during a violent domestic incident.

  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Cheylee Octavio, who was stabbed eight times during a violent domestic incident on June 10, 2021, holds her niece, Daxlee, Friday at a "Justice for Chey" rally along Kanoelehua Avenue by Waiakea Center in Hilo.

On June 10, 2021, Cheylee Octavio, then a 25-year-old mother of two from Hilo, was stabbed repeatedly, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend.