Husband in Manoa murder-suicide mired in debt, records show

Honolulu police investigate the killings of multiple people at a home in Honolulu's Manoa neighborhood, Sunday, March 10, 2024. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

The 46-year-old Manoa man who police said stabbed his wife and three kids to death Sunday morning before killing himself was laden with debt, according to state and federal records and multiple sources.

Honolulu police said Sunday that the bodies found at 3622 Waaloa Place in Manoa were a husband and wife and their children: two girls, 17 and 10, and a boy, 12.


Paris Oda, 46, who is originally from Kauai, killed his wife, Naoko, 48, originally from Japan, and their children with a knife that was found at the scene, according to police.

Money problems Paris Oda was allegedly dealing with debt and had faced legal action in connection to his liabilities, including a tax lien and a lawsuit over three years of unpaid rent for his business, Oda Ohana Chiropractic LLC.

He was sued in March 2021 for $88,893.26 by Savio Asset Management for back rent from November 2017 to February 2021, according to state court records. The parties agreed to dismiss the suit with prejudice in December 2021 after reaching a settlement in the amount of about $53,000.

Oda Ohana Chiropractic LLC also applied for and received a Paycheck Protection Program loan in the amount of $26,934 for the company’s four employees from the U.S. Small Business Administration on May 2, 2020. The loan was forgiven in the amount of $27,155.

Oda also reportedly had significant tax debt, but Kristen Sakamoto, deputy director of the state Department of Taxation, told the Star-Advertiser that the department cannot disclose tax record information.

Paris and Naoko Oda faced a state tax lien in March 2023 that was settled in June for $7,815, according to state records.

Aaries T. Oda, Paris Oda’s brother who is also a chiropractor and owner of HEC Medical Clinic LLC, did not respond to a Star-Advertiser request for comment.

In 2017 the Oda brothers paid a $1,000 fine and were barred from false advertising. They allegedly “ran an advertisement referencing an alleged disciplinary action” and directing consumers to call the “Consumer Protection Center” for a class-action suit, according to a June 16, 2017, news release from the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

“The advertisement contained multiple false and deceptive statements,” according to DCCA.

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