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Honumu murder (update No. 2) 07-24-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C12019259


Media Release

Big Island police have charged the suspect in the fatal stabbing Sunday morning (July 22) in Hilo.

At 5:45 p.m. Monday (July 23), detectives charged 49-year-old Daniel Schuster of Honomū with second-degree murder, promoting a dangerous drug, and drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $54,000. He remains in the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday afternoon (July 24).

At about 6:18 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a home on Pua Street in Honomū after receiving a report of a stabbing.

Responding officers and Fire Department personnel discovered the victim, identified as 30-year-old Joshua Earl Trickel of  Honomū, inside the residence with injuries and no apparent signs of life.

Police arrested Schuster at the scene.

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