HONOLULU — An active-duty U.S. Marine accused within the stabbing loss of life of his spouse is in custody and going through a second-degree homicide cost.
The Honolulu Police Division mentioned Saturday that Bryant Tejeda-Castillo was being held on $1 million bail.
Police say he was captured shortly after the Wednesday killing of 27-year-old Dana Alotaibi alongside a freeway. Police say he was taken to the Queen’s Medical Heart in Honolulu with what one witness mentioned had been a number of self-inflicted wounds.
Alotaibi’s buddies mentioned she was pregnant, however police mentioned they’re awaiting post-mortem outcomes.
A police spokesman on Saturday mentioned he didn’t know if Tejeda-Castillo remained on the hospital or had been transferred elsewhere. Tejeda-Castillo was arrested on a warrant of second-degree homicide.
Alotaibi’s mom, Natalia Cespedes, advised Hawaii News Now that her daughter confronted abuse from her husband and was in a position to get the navy’s model of a restraining order towards Tejeda-Castillo, who was stationed on the island of Oahu.
Cespedes mentioned she believes her daughter would nonetheless be alive if navy officers had acted on her daughter’s requests for assist.
“Most likely as a result of she’s a lady they don’t care, or she seemed like loopy, they don’t care,” Cespedes mentioned.
In a press release, the U.S. Marine Corps mentioned it was conscious of the state of affairs.
“We are able to verify that the Marine suspect’s command was engaged with each him and the sufferer, and had been aware of these allegations and issues that the command was made conscious of,” it mentioned. “Because of the ongoing nature of the felony investigation, it will be inappropriate to remark additional on this matter.”
Witnesses who stopped to assist after the stabbing described as a horrific scene.
“I ran there and advised him to let her go,” George Schmidt advised Hawaii News Now. “I simply seen blood throughout her, she was filled with blood.”
He mentioned he noticed the suspect wound himself.
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