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Puna stabbing 03-25-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Juvenile Aid Section, Area I
Acting Lieutenant James Gusman
Phone: 961-2276
Report No.  C13007750

Media Release

A Puna woman was arrested over the weekend in connection with a stabbing in the Ainaloa Estates subdivision.

At 5 a.m. Saturday (March 23), Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a man screaming for help.

They found the victim, a 31-year-old Puna man, lying on the side of Ainaloa Boulevand with knife wounds to his wrist and abdomen. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center for treatment.

Police investigation revealed that the victim had been in a domestic argument with 45-year-old Heidi Leialoha Lewis, who reportedly hit him with a broomstick and stabbed him multiple times.

Lewis was arrested at a home on Hibiscus Street. She was held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Juvenile Aid Section, which is responsible for domestic abuse investigations, continued the investigation.

Later Saturday, the victim was transferred to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu in critical condition for additional treatment. His condition was upgraded to serious condition Sunday afternoon (March 25).

At 1:21 p.m. Sunday, detectives charged Lewis with abuse of a family/household member and first-degree assault. Her bail was set at $6,000. She remained in the cellblock until her initial court appearance on Monday (March 25).