Scissors stabbing leads to attempted murder charge


CORRECTON: A previous version of this story didn’t mention the knife allegedly used to threaten the victim, not was there any mention of the victim’s gender.

A 22-year old Hilo man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault and terroristic threatening in connection with a stabbing that occurred Tuesday on the grounds of the Church of the Holy Apostles on Kapiolani Street in Hilo.


Bail for Tchok Atario, aka Jok Atario, was set at $270,000. He’ss scheduled to make his initial appearance today in Hilo District Court.

According to County Prosecutor Kelden Waltjen, the weapon in the assaault and attempted murder was a pair of scissors, although the victim was also allegedly threatened with a knife.

The victim, according to Waltjen, is female.

The most serious offense, attempted second-degree murder is punishable by a life term of imprisonment with the possibility of parole upon conviction.

See Friday’s Tribune-Herald for a complete story.

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