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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 3:02 p.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Testimony: Suspect says voices ordered hatchet attack

Advertiser Staff

A 43-year-old Waipahu man told police he heard voices telling them he was "chicken" and to "do it" before he used a hatchet to kill his father and seriously injure his mother early Saturday at their Waipahu home, according to court testimony today.

Police detective Randal Nakamura testified that Mark Kawakami made those statements in a taped interview Sunday. Nakamura's testimony was part of a hearing this afternoon in District Court.

At the end of the hearing, Judge Lono Lee ordered Kawakami to stand trial on charges of murder, attempted murder and terroristic threatening.

Kawakami, held on $100,000 bail, is scheduled to be arraigned in Circuit Court on Dec. 5.