Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder 02-07-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
DETECTIVE THEODORE GASPAR
PHONE: 326-4204
FEBRUARY 7, 2001

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE

A Hilo man has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault after he allegedly slashed the throat of another man Monday (February 5, 2001) at a home in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates in Ka’u.

The suspect, Charles Myron “Chucky” Freitas, 61, was charged at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. He is being held in lieu of $22,000 bail.

The victim, identified as Carl Whittaker, 46, of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, was treated for his wound and released Tuesday from the Kona Community Hospital.

An investigation determined that the two had been drinking at a third person’s residence in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates when the incident occurred about 8:25 p.m. The two men reportedly had a previous disagreement.

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