Posted at 6:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Man charged in Kapahulu slashing
Advertiser StaffA 48-year-old man accused of slashing a 60-year-old woman's throat in Honolulu on Saturday called police hours after the attack to turn himself in, a police affidavit said.
Jay S. Kalahele was charged with attempted assault in the first degree, a class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, the prosecutor's office said. A preliminary hearing on the case is set for Thursday.
Police said the attack was reported at Date and La'au streets shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday. The victim was taken to the hospital and survived.
About eight hours later police went to a Date Street address in response to a male caller who wanted to turn himself in for slashing a woman's throat, according to the affidavit. There Kalahele said he cut the woman with a razor blade, police said.
Kalahele has five felony convictions including second-degree assault, burglary and auto theft as well as five misdemeanor convictions between 1978 and 1989.