Kona man arrested in stabbing of 5-month-old infant 10-01-04

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
WEST HAWAII JUVENILE AID SECTION
DETECTIVE BRANDON P. KONANUI
PHONE: 326-4646, EXT. 304
OCTOBER 1, 2004

MEDIA RELEASE

Police have charged a 26-year-old Kona man with second-degree attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a 5-month-old infant male in his abdomen.

The suspect was identified as Jerry Francis Liquie, of a Holualoa address. Liquie is being held in the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The suspect was arrested at 12:45 p.m. after police responded to a call from the Kona Community Hospital reporting that the infant was suffering from the stab wound in his stomach.

Police took the child under protective custody and later released him to the custody of state Child Welfare Services agency.

The child was later flown to the Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, where he was reported in stable condition.

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