Oct. 7 – An Ohio grand jury on Friday indicted a 41-year-old Hawaii Kai man on 4 counts of tried homicide stemming from an argument with a roommate Sunday night time over meals.
An Ohio grand jury indicted a 41-year-old Hawaii Kai man Friday on 4 counts of tried homicide stemming from an argument with a roommate Sunday night time over meals.
Matthew Smith, whose bail was set at $1 million, is now being held with out bail awaiting his arraignment and confession scheduled for Thursday earlier than Choose Ronald Johnson.
He was charged with tried first-degree homicide and three counts of tried second-degree homicide for allegedly stabbing two roommates, ages 37 and 46, and the owner, who’s in his 70s.
The choose on Friday additionally issued a no-contact order prohibiting him from contacting the three males who have been stabbed and from being inside 500 toes of 790 Epoway St., the place he rents a room and the place all of them reside.
Smith can be prohibited from being inside 500 toes of the Kingdom Corridor of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 3644 Campbell Ave.
Smith received into an argument that turned violent late Sunday night time along with his roommate, William Welsh, at a Kalama Valley rental house, the place Smith rented a room.
Welch advised police that Smith grabbed a steak knife and stabbed him within the left decrease jaw, inflicting a deep laceration, a courtroom doc figuring out possible trigger for his detention mentioned.
Welch bumped into the lounge, the place he known as for assist from his roommate, Carlos Huerta, and the home-owner, Benjamin Mays, who tried to calm the state of affairs, the doc mentioned.
Utilizing the identical steak knife, Smith allegedly stabbed Huerta within the prime of his head, inflicting a deep gash on his scalp. After elevating his arms to guard himself from Smith, Huerta additionally suffered a lower on certainly one of his index fingers.
Based on police highlights, Mays is 74, however on-line searches present he’s 79.
The indictment states that, if convicted, Smith might be topic to an prolonged sentence as a result of Mays is over 59 years previous.
Nevertheless, because of the tried first-degree homicide cost, Smith might be sentenced to life in jail with out the opportunity of parole.
When Mays tried to intervene, Smith additionally allegedly stabbed him within the higher head, abdomen and arm with the identical knife, the courtroom doc says.
Police mentioned emergency medical providers personnel offered superior life-saving remedy to the three males, who have been transported in critical situation to hospital.
Smith fled the house after the stabbing at 11:38 p.m. and was seen strolling McKay down Kealahoo Avenue.
A patrol officer checking the Sandy Seaside Baths mentioned he was approached by a person matching Smith’s description. The officer seen what gave the impression to be blood stains on the entrance of his swim shorts.
The officer requested him his identify, and Smith launched himself. The officer then handcuffed Smith and positioned him in investigative custody at 12:24 a.m. Monday.
He was arrested at 12:49 a.m. Monday on suspicion of crimes and charged later that morning.