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Stabbing Suspect Stayed at Scene to Get Phone

Stabbing Suspect Stayed at Scene to Get Phone
Posted November 5th, 2013 @ 2:02pm

A Moiliili woman arrested in connection with a stabbing case Saturday, apparently lingered at the crime scene and fled only after she found her cell phone. That's according to a police affidavit.  Forty-four-year-old Yoko Kato is charged with second-degree attempted murder in the stabbing of 27-year-old Rio Takaku October 25th. Kato's bail was set at 150-thousand-dollars. Takaku said she went to a Kauanoa Street parking lot at 9:30 p.m. to meet a person she had met via text on her Japanese cell phone.  When she arrived at the parking lot, she said her assailant stabbed her in her lower right abdomen area, right forearm and her lower back. Takaku said she screamed for help and sought refuge in a coffee shop on Campbell Avenue. She told police her attacker might be Kato, who used to date her former boyfriend.

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