Man, 26, is charged in Waikiki stabbing
A man accused of stabbing another man during a fight that began in front of a Waikiki nightclub early Friday appeared in Honolulu District Court yesterday on a charge of second-degree attempted murder.
Russell Griffiths, 26, was charged after he and another man apparently were fighting near the Wave Waikiki on Kalakaua Avenue when the fight moved to a nearby bus stop and the victim, 23, was stabbed, police said.
The victim managed to cross Ena Road and collapsed fronting the 7-Eleven store on Kalakaua, police said, and Griffiths tried to escape in a taxi but was stopped a few blocks from the nightclub.
Prosecutors say the victim suffered a collapsed lung and massive blood loss from three puncture wounds to the chest. The two did not know each other.
According to court documents, Griffiths had blood on his jeans, white T-shirt, shoes and both his hands when stopped by police. Witnesses told police they saw Griffiths stab the victim with a silver folding pocketknife.
At the time of his arrest, police found in Griffiths' pants pocket a silver folding pocketknife with what appeared to be blood on it.
Bail for Griffiths was set at $30,000.