Inmate arrested in prison attack
Adam Mau-Goffredo allegedly was having delusions that led him to stab a guard
A man indicted by an Oahu grand jury in July on charges of killing three people at the Tantalus lookout has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a corrections officer in the eye while in prison.
Adam Mau-Goffredo "had a psychotic break on Friday night," said his attorney, Brook Hart. His client was responding to hallucinations that commanded him to attack the guard, who was in the facility near him. Mau-Goffredo used a sharp instrument, either a pen or pencil, to do so, Hart said.
He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault Friday at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.
The guard, 32, was treated and released at the Queen's Medical Center following the 8:45 p.m. incident.
Hart said the adult corrections officer was able to put up his arm, deflecting the assault, and returned to work the following day.
Mau-Goffredo "was in need of medication and received it after the incident," Hart said. "What Adam did was not uncommon behavior for an unmedicated person who suffers from schizophrenia, paranoid type."
Mau-Goffredo is being housed in Module 4 of OCCC's Acute Mental Health Module. He is accused of killing taxi driver Manh Nguyen and Jason and Colleen Takamori of Kapahulu at the Tantalus lookout two months ago.
Mau-Goffredo also faces charges of terrorizing a couple and their friend in their Round Top Drive home.
Mau-Goffredo was not on his medications before the July incidents occurred.