Man faces attempted murder charge
A Waianae man who stabbed his wife in the neck, telling her "I love you but you going die today," was indicted Tuesday by an Oahu grand jury on a count of second-degree attempted murder.
David Tautua, 43, is being held on $100,000 bail. He is expected to enter a plea Monday in Circuit Court. Prosecutors are expected to ask that he be held without bail.
Tautua has been ordered to stay away from wife Gina Tautua, 38.
At the time of the Aug. 28 attack, David Tautua was under a court order to stay away from his wife and their two children. He was to go on trial next month for an incident in April in which he allegedly grabbed her by the neck until she could not breathe. He also warned that if he ever went to jail, he would buy a gun and kill her so that she would never be able to divorce him.
Witnesses told police Tautua was sitting on his wife as he stabbed her. He also attempted to stab himself. A knife was recovered at the scene.
Gina Tautua filed for divorce on July 2. The couple have been separated since August 2006.