Hilo murder (update) 05-30-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Acting Lieutenant Reed Mahuna
Phone: 961-2252
May 30, 2010
Report No. C10015574

Image: Dingle mug shot

Steve Dingle
…charged with second-degree murder

Media Release (update)

Detectives from the Hawai’i Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged a 47-year-old Mountain View man Sunday (May 30) in connection with the stabbing death of his wife in the early evening hours of Saturday (May 29).

Responding to a 6:23 p.m. call Saturday of an affray on Kamehamehea Avenue, South Hilo patrol officers determined that a woman had been stabbed several times.

The suspect was identified as Steve Dingle of Mountain View.

The victim, identified as 38-year-old Catherine Dingle, also of Mountain View, was taken to Hilo Medical Center in critical condition. She expired after emergency surgery and was pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m. Sunday.

The victim and suspect are husband and wife. No motive has been established.

Steve Dingle was charged with second-degree murder. His bail was set at $1,000,000. He is being held at the Hilo Police cellblock pending his initial court appearance.

Police are asking for the public’s help in this case and ask that anyone with any information about it call Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or the Police Department’s non emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.



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