Kona man sentenced in 2022 stabbing case

Chito Asuncion appears in court in June 2022. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

A Kailua-Kona man who pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault in connection with stabbings in Hilo and Kona in 2022 was sentenced Wednesday by Circuit Court Judge Robert D.S. Kim.